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This article has been retracted as it is found to contain a substantial amount of material, while without referencing, from the two papers which are:
“Multi-Agent Systems for Power Engineering Applications—Part I: Concepts, Approaches, and Technical Challenges,” McArthur, S. D. J.; Davidson, E. M.; Catterson, V. M.; Dimeas, A. L.; Hatziargyriou, N. D.; Ponci, F.; Funabashi, T., IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 1743-1752, Nov. 2007.
“Multi-Agent Systems for Power Engineering Applications—Part II: Technologies, Standards, and Tools for Building Multi-agent Systems,” McArthur, S. D. J.; Davidson, E. M.; Catterson, V. M.; Dimeas, A. L.; Hatziargyriou, N. D.; Ponci, F.; Funabashi, T., IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 1753-1759, Nov. 2007.

Journal of Control Science and Engineering
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 531080, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/531080
Review Article

Multi-Agent Systems in Control Engineering: A Survey

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kurdistan, 66177 15175 P.O. Box 416, Sanandaj, Iran

Received 10 December 2008; Revised 12 May 2009; Accepted 5 August 2009

Academic Editor: Tongwen Chen

Copyright © 2009 Fatemeh Daneshfar and Hassan Bevrani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents a survey on multi-agent system (MAS) capabilities in control engineering applications. It describes essential concepts of multi-agent systems that are related to the control systems and presents an overview on the most important control engineering issues which MAS can be explored. Most important technical aspects in MAS implementation and development in engineering environment are also explained. Design methodologies, standards, tools, and supporting technologies to provide an effective MAS-based control design are addressed and a discussion on important related standards and protocols is given. Finally, some comments and new perspectives for design and implementation of agent-based control systems are presented.