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Communicating Process Architectures (CPA)
 Title: A Distributed Multi-Agent Control System for Power Consumption in Buildings
 Conference: Communicating Process Architectures 2012
 Authors: Anna Magdalena Kosek, Oliver Gehrke
Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
 Abstract: This paper presents a distributed controller for adjusting the electrical consumption of a residential building in response to an external power setpoint in Watts. The controller is based on a multi-agent system and has been implemented in JCSP. It is modularly built, capable of self-configuration and adapting to a dynamic environment. The paper describes the overall architecture and the design of the individual agents. Preliminary results from proof-of-concept tests on a real building are included. 
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