Invités PFIA

Plate Forme Intelligence Artificielle

(Evènement affilié à PFIA 2021)
28 Juin - 2 Juillet 2021, Bordeaux

Conférencier invité

Mardi 29 juin à 9h

Paulo Leitão

Titre : Multi-agent Systems to Distribute Intelligence in Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems

Résumé : Global markets are imposing strong changing conditions for industrial companies running their businesses, facing strong pressures related to the customization of products in high flexible production systems. The fourth industrial revolution aims to promotes the digitization of the traditional industries, aiming intelligent factories characterized by adaptability, efficiency, functionality, reliability, safety, and usability. This digital transformation is also noticed in other domains like administration, electrical grids, transportation, healthcare and agriculture. In this context, smart products, processes and systems emerge of applying cyber-physical systems, complemented with emerging ICT and Artificial Intelligence technologies, such as Internet of Things, Big data, cloud computing, machine learning, virtual/augmented reality and multi-agent systems.

This presentation discusses the use of multi-agent systems to realize intelligent, dynamic, self-organized and large-scale cyber-physical systems. Since data and artificial intelligence are pillars in these emergent systems, the presentation also highlights the use of multi-agent systems to distribute intelligence among cloud, fog and edge computing layers. Some illustrative examples of using multi-agent systems to deploy industrial cyber-physical systems exhibiting self-organization and intelligence features will be provided to emphasize their innovative aspect.

Biographie : Paulo Leitão received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2004. From 1993 to 1999 he developed research activities at the CIM Centre of Porto, from 1999 to 2000 at IDIT - Institute for Development and Innovation in Technology, from 2009 to 2017 at LIACC - Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory, and since 2018 at CeDRI – Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics, where he is its scientific coordinator. He joined the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal, in 1995, where he is Full Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. He served as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2009 to 2015, Vice-President of Directive Board of School of Technology and Management from 2004 to 2009, President of the Pedagogical Council of School of Technology and Management during 2000 and Vice-President of Scientific Council of School of Technology and Management from 2001 to 2004.

His research interests are in the field of intelligent and reconfigurable systems, cyber-physical systems, multi-agent systems, digital twin, Internet of Things, factory automation and holonic systems. He participate / has participated in several national and international research projects, e.g. under the EU FP7 and H2020 frameworks, and Networks of Excellence. He is member of the International Program Committee (IPC) of several scientific events, and served as general co-chair of several international conferences, namely IFAC IMS’10, HoloMAS’11, IEEE ICARSC’16, SOHOMA'16 and IEEE INDIN’18. He has published 4 books and more than 300 papers in high-ranked international scientific journals and conference proceedings (per-review). He is co-author of three patents and received five paper awards at international scientific conferences.

He is Senior member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMCS), Chair of the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Agents, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, member at-large of the IEEE IES Administrative Committee (AdCom), and chair of the IEEE Standards Association P2660.1 Working Group.