Issue No. 11 - November (1997 vol. 30)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.634838
<p>The Advanced Plant Analysis and Control System introduces intelligent agents into the operation of a modern nuclear operating environment. APACS was designed to demonstrate the benefits of introducing intelligent agent technology into the real-time process industry. </p> <p>APACS differs from other monitoring systems in that it allows the addition of new agents without interrupting the operation of existing agents. It could therefore be adapted to other domains. Preliminary efforts are already underway to adapt the APACS agents to deal with petrochemical plants. Migrating the APACS system to a petrochemical plant would only require constructing a new domain ontology, because many of the existing agent implementations could be efficiently reused. </p>
H. Wang and C. Wang, "Intelligent Agents in the Nuclear Industry," in Computer, vol. 30, no. , pp. 28-34, 1997.