Collaboration with industry

  • DENSO Automotive (D) (2005-2007): and abstract architecture of the agent based system for vehicle diagnostics directed towards facilitating graceful degradation.
  • cadence, GmbH (D) (2002-2006): consultation services in design and development of an agent-based system for an IC design management and planning (in collaboration with CertiCon). Industrial deployment of A-globe multi-agent system.
  • Madevia, a.s. (CZ) (2005): design and consultation in development of a multi-agent system for planning and control of logistics in the dairy products dispatching domain
  • Siemens/Transportation Systems (CZ) (2005): planning and scheduling fo in-store logistics. Collaboration with IPK Fraunhofer Institute, Berlin (D)
  • SkodaAUTO, a.s. (CZ) and gedas CR s.r.o. (CZ) (2003-2004): design of an agent-based production planning architecture for mass oriented production in a new engine manufacturing factory
  • NASA and IHMC (both USA) (2003-2004): Design of a root cause detection system in hydrogen manufacturing domain
  • Modelarna Liaz (CZ) (1999-2004): development of ExPlanTech/ExtraPlanT multi-agent system and application towards project-driven production planning and supply chain management; co-funded by an EC project.
  • CertiCon, a.s. (CZ) and Behr GmbH (D) (2002): collaboration in design of Modular Plant Architecture, an agent based technology for manufacturing simulation of car chilling systems production

Collaboration with defense

  • Rockwell Research Center (CZ) & Office for Naval Research (USA) (2000-2002): design and consultation in development of distributed solution to control and survivability of war ship chilling system - part of the contract with Office for Naval Research, US.
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, AFOSR (USA), EOARD (UK): since 1999 series of projects targeted towards:
    • Multi-Agent Systems in Communication (F61775-99-WE099)
    • Acquaintance Models in Operations Other Than War (F61775-00-WE043)
    • Meta-reasoning and Monitoring in the Multi-Agent System (FA8655-02-M4056)
    • Agents Inaccessibility in Multi-agent Systems (FA-8655-02-M-4057)
    • Modelling agents Autonomy in Adversarial environment (FA8655-04-1-3044)
    • Autonomous Agents in UAV Air-Traffic Control (FA8655-04-1-3044-P00001)
  • US Army, CERDEC/CECOM (NJ): projects on Modelling in Multi-agent Systems:
    • A Technology Primer (N62558-03-0819)
    • Reflective/cognitive agent in distributed decision (N62558-04-C-6001)
    • Modeling Individual, Collaborative and Adversarial Reflection in Multi-agent Systems (N62558-05-C-0028)
    • Distributed Planning and Coordination of Team-oriented Activities (N62558-06-P-0353)
    • Cooperative Adaptive Mechanism for Network Protection (R&D 1128-CE-01)
  • Office for Naval Research (USA): projects aimed at Meta-reasoning in Multi-agent Systems:
    • Meta-reasoning for Modelling and Simulation in Multi-Agent Systems (N00014-03-1-0292)
    • collaboration with Naval Automation and Information Management Technology project
    • Meta-reasoning and Adjustable Autonomy in Computational Multi-agent system (N00014-06-1-0232)
  • Center of Applied Cybernetics (CZ): National research center supporting the transfer of the fundamental research results e.g. communication inaccessibility, coalition formation, social models and distributed cooperation into the area of autonomous mobile robotics.

EC/National RTD projects

  • CONTRACT (under negotiation with EC): Contract based Systems Engineering Methods for Verifiable Cross-Organisational Networked Business Applications, EU 6FP STREP Project
  • Center of Applied Cybernetics I (2000-2004) and II (2005 - 2009): Research grants of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (1M6840770004) and (LN00B096)
  • Ecolead (2004-2009): EU FP6 Integrated Project directed towards automated virtual enterprize creation and reconfiguration
  • PANDA (2006-2008): Collaborative Process Automation Support using Service Level Agreements and Intelligent dynamic Agents in SME clusters, EU 6FP STREP Project, IST-No.027169
  • K4CARE (2006-2008): Knowledge-Based HomeCare eServices for an Ageing Europe, EU 6FP - Strep Project, IST - No. 026968 (in collaboration with GL Nature Inspired Computing Division)
  • Decision Making and Control in Manufacturing: Research grants of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MSM212300013) and (MSM6840770013).
  • CONCEERN (2004-2005): CONex Central European Electr(on)ics Recycling Network of Excellence, Project supported by Austrian Government
  • AgentLink III (2004-2005): EU FP6 Coordinating Action in Agent Based Computing, membership in management committee, responsibility for industrial action
  • ExtraPlanT (2002-2004): EU FP5 EUTIST-AMI cluster participation, extension of ExPlanTech technology towards extra-enterprize production planing
  • ExPlanTech (2000-2002): EU FP5 IST-Trial Projet, exploitation of the ProPlanT agent-based technology in project driven production planning