Monique Calisti

Monique Calisti
Martel Innovate

PhD Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne

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Technical Report
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This white-paper presents and discusses how IoT and 5G as key technologies are playing a crucial role in the context of smart cities offerings, while opening great opportunities in various vertical market segments.
Technical Report
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The objective of this scoping paper is to analyse Internet of Things (IoT) research, innovation and implementation challenges and present a set of recommendations for future IoT-focused investments to support the European Commission (EC) in the definition of the Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes for 2021-2027, as well as guide other init...
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The Internet, once heralded as driving the third industrial revolution, is now so firmly sewn into the fabric of our daily lives that we usually take it for granted. Virtually everything we do from travelling, to shopping, to paying taxes, is in some way facilitated by online products and services. With the explosion of the Internet of Things, mult...
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As has been seen over the last quarter-century, the Internet is a social revolution and has had huge benefits. It is also a huge social experiment that is still ongoing, and civilisation is finding its way through the mass of opportunities, issues and threats that the immediate and ubiquitous communication the Internet offers. This document aims t...
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The Data Economy and the Next Generation Internet report, elaborated by Dr Monique Calisti, CEO of Martel Innovate and HUB4NGI Coordinator was published today. It focuses on the presentations and discussions that took place at the Digital Assembly 2018 and contains highlights from the NGI workshop, moderated by Dr. Calisti, which took place on the...
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The Internet as we know it today is a critical infrastructure composed by communication services and end-user applications transforming all aspects of our lives. Recent advances in technology and the inexorable shift towards everything connected are creating a data-driven society where productivity, knowledge, and experience are dependent on increa...
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The progressive digitisation and Internet connectivity of people, products and processes is a transformational and powerful trend in societal and industrial systems. But how does digitisation and connectivity influence networks of innovation? How do such networks shape the way knowledge is created, who creates it and where as well as how it is shar...
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FLAME will establish and grow a sustainable Future Media Internet (FMI) ecosystem to ensure broad socio-economic impact creation through a comprehensive and well-articulated engagement strategy and plan based on a rich set of dedicated activities. This document describes the core strategy and plan, as defined in the first months of the project acti...
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FIPA (Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents) specifications are being proposed as the open standards for heterogeneous agency interaction. We examine the notions of trust and security inherent in the core or normative FIPA specifications and in the existing preliminary security specifications. We highlight its strengths and weaknesses and disc...
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This paper discusses abstraction components for agent based communication. We report back on our experience in deploying such components for developing agent based solutions and we draw some conclusions on the main benefits and challenges of communication abstractions for multi-agent systems. We finally argue that some of these abstractions have th...
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This document gives the specification of version 2.01 of the Constraint Choice Language (CCL). CCL is designed as a language to be used for agent communication which directly supports the expression of choice and choice problems in the content of agent messages. This version of CCL has been adopted by FIPA as a standard FIPA-compliant content langu...
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This article discusses our main thoughts regarding the current state of adoption of software agent technologies, their possible future evolution and a few desirable improvements in the overall connection to the software industry at large. Moreover, it tries to suggest a few concrete action lines along which the agent community can drive its efforts...
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Abstract This paper discusses a technological solution to real-time road transportation optimization using a commercial multi-agent based system, LS/ATN, which has been proven through real-world deployment to reduce transportation costs for both small and large fleets in the full and part load business. Subsequent to describing the real-time optimi...
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This paper discusses an approach to seamless hybrid connectivity bridging infrastructure-centric and ad-hoc networks to autonomically maximize the potential for sustained connectivity for terminal device users and their services. The architecture and functional attributes of a hybrid connectivity manager are described, and illustrated through deplo...
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The effective modeling, execution and maintenance of business and operations processes, such as those described by the eTOM process framework, is of utmost importance to Telecom organizations, especially those transitioning toward NGN infrastructure. Many Business Process Management Systems, BPMS, available today however are significantly restricte...
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This chapter presents the Living Systems Autonomic Service Access Management Suite, LS/ASAM, a comprehensive middleware solution enabling adaptive connectivity management of nomadic end hosts across heterogeneous access networks with autonomic optimisation of network performance and availability.
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This book presents a comprehensive reference of state-of-the-art efforts and early results in the area of autonomic networking and communication. The essence of autonomic networking, and thus autonomic communications, is to enable the self-governing of services and resources within the constraints of business rules. In order to support self-govern...
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This paper describes the living systems adaptive service management, LS/ASM, Suite, an innovative and comprehensive middleware solution that assists operators with effectively delivering next-generation converged services by dynamically combining end-users and service-centric requirements with network-facing management and control functionality. Th...
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This paper introduces LS/ASAM, the Living Systems Adaptive Service Access Management Suite, an autonomic middleware solution that enables operators to effectively manage connectivity of nomadic end hosts across heterogeneous access networks, while optimizing the way network performance and resource availability are managed.
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The Living Systems(R) Connection Agent is a customizable client software that allows mobile operators and wireless Internet service providers to offer data services across different wired and wireless, own and partner networks. The technology offers seamless handover allowing mobile operators to converge different networks and simplifies usage of t...
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A considerable volume of research exists concerning the domain of automatic planning and scheduling, hut many real-world scheduling problems, and especially that of transportation logistics, remain difficult to solve. In particular, this domain demands schedule-solving for every vehicle in a transportation fleet where pick-up and delivery of custom...
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Agent technology provides industrial-applications developers with new abstractions for distributed-system development, new methodological tools, and a set of algorithms for creating autonomous, collaborative systems. Over the past few years, a number of industrial applications have deployed agents. However, a substantial gap still exists between th...
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This chapter presents and discusses the Living Systems Technology Suite, LS/TS, a solution for the development and deployment of products and systems based on software agent technology and autonomic computing. LS/TS comprises a software development methodology and a Java-based agent platform with development tools. The focus of this paper is on the...
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Multiagent systems and agent technologies provide industrial developers with a novel implementation paradigm and a wide range of ready-to-use technologies, development platforms, and techniques and algorithms. The Industry Track of the Fourth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems covered a wide range of industrial app...
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Abstract A considerable amount,of research has been concerned with the domain,of automatic,planning and schedul- ing, but many real world scheduling problems such as The Pick up and Delivery Problem With Time Windows (PDPTW) are still not easily tackled. The PDPTW problem,demands,solving the schedule for each vehi- cle of a transportation fleet whe...
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Service Level Agreement Management in the telecom- munications domain consists of a set of mechanisms for provisioning and monitoring services according to require- ments given by either a customer or provider. This pa- per presents an approach to adaptive coordination between customers requesting service via an SLA, and the provider who owns and p...
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This paper presents a computing approach, called Palpable Computing, complementing and extending Ambient Computing notions and techniques. The main contribution of this paper lies in defining and discussing what role Agent Technology can play in Palpable Computing, and which of its ideas and technical approaches are (or are not) well suited to be a...
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This paper presents modeling concepts and mechanisms of the Agent Modeling Language (AML) to model social aspects of multi- agent systems. The modeling of structural, behavioral as well as attitudi- nal aspects of multi-agent systems from the social perspective is discussed and demonstrated on examples.
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The Agent Modeling Language (AML) is a semi-formal visual modeling language, specified as an extension to UML 2.0. It is a consistent set of modeling constructs designed to capture the aspects of multi-agent systems. The ultimate objective for AML is to provide a means for software engineers to incorporate aspects of multi-agent system engineering...
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Although constraint satisfaction techniques and agent technology have been combined in several ways, especially over the last few years, it is still debated how, beyond ad hoc approaches, these two computational paradigms can be effectively integrated. The aim of this paper is to analyze and discuss how constraint satisfaction techniques can be use...
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This paper describes LS/ATN, Living Systems®Adaptive Transportation Networks, an agent-based solution we have developed to solve transportation problems in the charter business logistics. LS/ATN provides automatic optimization and execution capabilities that extend the existing planning systems accordingly. To describe our solution and analyse its...
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One of the most significant challenges in applying agent technologies lies in deployment of agent systems in large-scale open environments. The objective of the NETDEMO demonstration is to show a range of agent applications which have been deployed and made accessible over multiple sites accessible via the public Internet. Demonstration are based o...
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The JADE Platform and Experiences with Mobile MAS Applications.- A-globe: Agent Development Platform with Inaccessibility and Mobility Support.- Supporting Agent Development in Erlang through the eXAT Platform.- Living Systems(R) Technology Suite.- Multi Agent System Development Kit.- An Integrated Development Environment for Electronic Institution...
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Web services are fast emerging as the dominant means for connecting remotely executing programs via well established Internet protocols and commonly used machine readable representations. Software agents are now increasingly used in commercial applications to solve complex engineering problems, and these applications often expose or make use of Web...
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Although constraint satisfaction techniques and agent technology have been combined in several ways, especially over the last few years, it is still de- bated how, beyond ad hoc approaches, these two computational paradigms can be effectively integrated. The aim of this paper is to analyze and discuss how constraint satisfaction techniques can be u...
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The Agent Modeling Language (AML) is a semi-formal vi- sual modeling language, specified as an extension to UML 2.0. It is a consistent set of modeling constructs designed to capture the various as- pects of multi-agent systems. The ultimate objective for AML is to pro- vide a means for software engineers to incorporate aspects of multi-agent syste...
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Distributed multi-agent systems propose new infrastructure solutions to support the interoperability of electronic services. Security is a central issue for such infrastructures and is compounded by their intrinsic openness, heterogeneity and because of the autonomous and potentially self-interested nature of the agents therein. This article review...
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This paper focuses on the Organ Transplant Management (OTM) process defined as the set of activities that need to be coordinated before the surgery operation itself can take place. The main goal is to understand how the different OTM tasks are interrelated, in order to build an innovative software system that aims to support medical practitioners i...
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This paper describes the Organ Transplant Management(OTM) system, an agent-based platform to be deployed by medical practitioners as a smart software support for data management and decision making. The twofold goal is to identify the main challenges and benefits that the OTM paradigm brings along in order to validate and/or eventually modify and r...
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The Network Provider Interworking (NPI) approach provides a set of procedures to achieve automated connectivity across several domains independently of the underlying network technology. On top of this network-to-network coordination layer, it is possible to build mechanisms to automate and improve the way users and providers interact. While user-t...
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¿ From the end user perspective, today’s networks offer in principle two main ways of requiring the allocation of a service demand spanning several domains [66].
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In order to formally define the multi-provider service set up process, a model of the underlying communication networks, the services offered, and the end-to-end communication demands need to be specified. These models represent a simplified and abstract view of real concrete networks and communication services in a way that make it possible to eff...
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In the first part of this chapter, the focus is on the integration of economic principles and mechanisms for enabling agent-based negotiations (see Section 5.1). This includes the definition of the interaction protocols, the decision making models and the possible strategies the NPI agents make use of. Analysis of the provider negotiation behaviour...
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1.Introduction.- 2 Background.- 3.Definitions and Multi-Provider Problem Formalisation.- 4 The Network Provider Interworking Paradigm.- 5 Economic Principles for Agent-Based Negotiations.- 6 Alternative Approaches for Providers Coordination.- 7 Experimental Results.- 8 Discussion and Analysis.- 9 Conclusions and Future Work.- A Pricing in Communica...
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The recent liberalisation of the communication networks market is pushing network providers to evolve the way they interact with each other. Improving peer providers coordination is crucial in dealing with the increasing volume of traffic demands with stringent QoS requirements spanning domains under the control of different operators and current h...
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This Chapter reviews background principles of communication networks and discusses the most relevant research behind this work. Fundamental concepts are recalled by introducing the most significant network infrastructures and technologies existing today (Section 2.1). Particular attention is payed to multi-provider environments where usual networki...
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The NPI approach defines and formalises specific mechanisms for the coordination of multi-domain communication networks. Since these mechanisms are based on a model that simplifies and in some ways idealises a real system (see the main assumptions and the model definition in Chapter 3), their behaviour cannot be completely predicted by a theoretica...
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The initial part of this chapter introduces the main criteria that have been followed to analyse and assess the mechanisms developed for solving the MuSS problem. The first objective is to identify the key aspects to verify whether the NPI paradigm has the potential or not of properly coping with the fundamental challenges that providers face in th...
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Technology developments such as Web Services, GRID Computing and peer-to-peer toolkits are rapidly changing the way systems deployed in public networks interact. Massive usage of these technologies would very likely lead to environments which have many of the features commonly considered in Agent mediated e-commerce research: large-scale, dynamic p...
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This paper discusses the deployment of constraint satisfaction methods as a way of enforcing the coordination of distinct and self- interested agents in open and dynamic environments. We report back on our experience in deploying such approach for developing an agent based solution for resource allocation in multi-provider communication networks. T...
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Today's Middleware is facing increasing pressures to operate in more open, loosely coupled and complex environments. E-business systems require seamless transactions between multiple enterprises and software components are becoming more opaque in an effort to hide their complexity. In parallel, interactions between components are becoming increasin...
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Ever-changing Internet technologies are creating revolutions in the way people interact with each other. In particular, business interactions are rapidly transforming and evolving toward more dynamic and automated solutions. Among various on-line commercial activities, financial services represent a fundamental component for developing and supplyin...
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Summary Agent oriented applications and agent-based systems are increasingly demanding security guarantees that concern confidentiality, integrity, availability, accounting and non-repudiation in order to be deployed in business applications such as e-commerce, e-finance that include both B2B and B2C transactions. This paper considers the main chal...
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Certain classes of negotiation problems lend themselves to strategies ensuring that no agent can gain by lying. Truth incentive protocols, among which Generalized Vickrey Auc- tion (GVA) is one of the most famous, can then be used to centrally compute fair and e-cient solutions. However, for problems that allow no truth incentive protocols (e.g. pr...
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. A particular challenging area where agent technology is increasingly applied is the Communication Networks field. As networks become increasingly complex, hard to manage and control the ideal of a distributed, intelligent network management and control system is becoming more and more of a necessity. This paper concentrates on the allocation of s...
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When shall I fly to New York? Which airline should I choose? How are these related to which airport I arrive at, to how I might travel into the city and to where I choose to stay? Many current and potential applications of agents involve reasoning and communicating about multiple interellated choices.
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The aim of this work is to define a paradigm which supports the routing of service demands across distinct network domains. The distributed nature of this problem (i.e., network resources are spatially distributed, and distinct domains can contain heterogeneous components), and the constraints imposed by the environment suggest the use of distribut...
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The increasing number of competitors and the growing traffic demand are the main factors pushing for a more dynamic and flexible service demand allocation mechanism. Human interactions axe becoming more and more inadequate to solve this task, since many different issues have to be considered for optimising all possible choices and strategies. Softw...
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from technical details, such as SNMP primitives or CMIS/CMIP terms, and translating them into a more understandable form for human operators.
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When shall I fly to New York? Which airline should I choose? How are these related to which airport I arrive at, to how I might travel into the city and to where I choose to stay? Many current and potential applications of agents involve reasoning and communicating about multiple interrelated choices. To date, however, most proposals for communicat...
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The increasing number of competitors and the growing traffic demand are the main factors pushing for a more dy- namic and flexible service demand allocation mechanism. Human interactions are becoming more and more inade- quate to solve this task, since many different issues have to be considered for optimising all possible choices and strate- gies....
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The increasing number of competitors and the growing traffic demand are the main factors pushing for a more dynamic and flexible service demand allocation mechanism. Software tools are becoming fundamental for supporting human decisions and/or for reducing the need of human intervention. Agent technology promises support for pro-active and autonomo...
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In the current deregulated Telecom scenario the number of network operators and service providers is rapidly increasing. The resulting competition generates the need for a flexible resource management. In parallel, the fast growth of electronic commerce opens a new market where operators can offer network bandwidth commodities. In this dynamic cont...
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Today's networks are controlled at various organisational and functional layers by human managers. What seems more suitable for the future scenarios, is a management solution based on static and/or mobile software entities, collecting network state information and which have the ability to directly invoke effective changes to switch controllers, wi...
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* This paper deals with the problem of traffic modelling for an Optical Transparent Packet Network (OTP-N), designed to carry very high bit rate traffic. The first part of the paper discusses the issue of the functional implementation of the access interface to the network, proposing two possible solutions to this problem. The second part shows how...
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The TMN, Telecommunication Network Management, is both an architectural framework and a structure, in which the management of heterogeneous hardware becomes possible. The main goal of TMN is to allow different vendors management platforms with different managed devices and also to guarantee a good portability of management applications. In this gen...
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Several studies concerning the performances of TCP over UBR service have shown that ATM switches with limited buffers respond to UBR congestion with a low throughput and high unfairness. In order to achieve a higher efficiency it is possible to implement some additional mechanism to control cells dropping at buffers switches. One of the most popula...
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Today's networks are controlled at various organisational and functional layers by human managers. What seems more suitable for the future scenarios is a management solution based on static and/or mobile software entities, collecting network state information and having the ability to directly invoke effective changes to switch controllers, without...
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The aim of this work is to define a paradigm which supports the routing of demands across distinct network domains. The distributed nature of this problem (the network resources are spatially distributed and distinct domains can be heterogeneous environments) and the constraints imposed by the environment suggest the use of distributed problem solv...
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Market liberalisation and increasing demands for the allocation of services which span several networks are pushing every network operator to evolve the way of interacting with peer operators. The Inter-domain Demand Allocation (IDA) process is a very complex task for several reasons: there are different actors involved, end-to-end routing must tak...
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This chapter considers the problem of routing communication demands in high speed networks which support Quality of Service constraints. Routing in the new generation of high speed networks is a particularly thorny problem: the large amount of information required for routing decisions is inherently distributed and may change rapidly over time, gua...
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Several studies concerning the performances of TCP over UBR service have shown that ATM switches with limited buffers respond to UBR congestion with a low throughput and high unfairness. In order to achieve a higher efficiency it is possible to implement some additional mechanism to control cells dropping at buffers switches. One of the most popula...