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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2011 vol. 26)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 90-96
Michal Jakob , Czech Technical University
Ondřej Vanĕk , Czech Technical University
Michal Pĕchouček , Czech Technical University
<p>The recent surge in maritime piracy presents a serious threat to the international maritime transport system. Over the past few years, insurance rates have increased more than tenfold for vessels transiting known pirate waters, and the overall costs of piracy in the Pacific and Indian Oceans alone were estimated at US$15 billion in 2006 and continue to rise. To combat this problem, the authors have developed a testbed for prototyping and evaluating agent-based techniques for understanding, detecting, anticipating, and eventually suppressing piracy and possibly other categories of maritime crime.</p>
Intelligent systems, multiagent systems, agents, game theory, maritime transport security

O. Vanĕk, M. Pĕchouček and M. Jakob, "Using Agents to Improve International Maritime Transport Security," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 26, no. , pp. 90-96, 2011.
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