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School of Automation Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China
Prof. Dr. Maobin Lv
School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

Abstract submission deadline
30 September 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, agent-based technology has become a popular tool for solving engineering issues. Thus far, multiagent systems (MASs) in automatic control have developed rapidly. Examples of MAS may include large crowds during public events, autonomous highways, flocks of birds, social media websites, and drones in flying formations. Typical application scenarios of MAS control may include cooperative industrial robots, coordinated unmanned systems, sensor networks, and smart grids, to name just a few. The goal of the entire system is achieved through the use of local interactions between agents. For example, the number of distributed energy components and devices in the smart grid continues to increase globally, and distributed control solutions are ideal solutions for managing and utilizing these devices and large amounts of data. While distributed control needs to go beyond traditional technologies, typical challenges of distributed control may come from limited communication and decentralized computing, thus requiring the control implementation to be sufficiently simple.

Prof. Dr. He Cai
Prof. Dr. Maobin Lv
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  • multiagent systems
  • biological swarm systems
  • networked control systems
  • distributed optimization
  • decentralized dynamic programming
  • multiagent learning algorithms
  • cooperative industrial robots
  • coordinated unmanned systems
  • sensor networks
  • smart grid

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Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Sciences
2.7 4.5 2011 16.9 Days CHF 2400 Submit
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