SAIROP AI Insight Event - Distributed AI for continuum computing services
In distributed artificial intelligence multiple software agents interact to solve a task or perform a service, collectively in cooperation.
Two case studies from smart and sustainable cites.
Multi-agent systems are useful for both modelling complex systems and for engineering services exploiting spatially distributed connected objects and their computation capacities. These services also called “Spatial Services" are a new generation of services exploiting IoT and spatially distributed data, thus enabling computing continuum. They result from collective and decentralised interactions of multiple computing entities and provide innovation capabilities for the software industry, connected objects manufacturers and edge computing industry.
We illustrate the talk with current research projects in diverse areas such as: (1) agent-based modelling of urban development and their impact on land cover; (2) dynamic contracts among producers and consumers of energy in smart electricity grids.
Prof. Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo received her Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 1999. After spending two years at CERN (the European Center for Nuclear Research) and 5 years in the UK as Lecturer, she became full professor at the University of Geneva in 2010. Since 2016, she is the Director of the Computer Science Center of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She has been nominated in 2018 among the 100 digital shapers in Switzerland. Her research interests relate to the engineering of decentralised software with self-organising and emergent behaviour. This involves studying natural systems, designing and developing artificial collective systems, and verifying reliability and trustworthiness of those systems. Giovanna co-founded the IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organising Systems (SASO) and the ACM Transactions on Autonomous Adaptive Systems (TAAS), for which she served as EiC from 2005 to 2011. She recently set up a Digital Innovation Hub at the University of Geneva which aims at developing innovative services for the academic community, as well as others organisation bringing together students, researchers and stakeholders.