(More) Complete Publications


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"Minimizing Communication Cost in a Distributed Bayesian Network using a Decentralized MDP," J. Shen, V. Lesser, and N. Carver, Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2003.
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"Analyzing the Efficiency of Strategies for MAS-based Sensor Interpretation and Diagnosis," N. Carver and R. Akavipat, Proceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (poster session), 2003.
Published (short) version available as: gzipped Postscript or PDF.

"Domain Monotonicity and the Performance of Local Solutions Strategies for CDPS-based Distributed Sensor Interpretation and Distributed Diagnosis," N. Carver and V. Lesser, International Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Vol. 6, 35--76, 2003.
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"Reasoning about Remote Data in CDPS with Distributed Bayesian Network," J. Shen, V. Lesser, and N. Carver, Proceedings of Multi-Agent Systems and Applications -- ACAI, July 2001.
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"Approximate Sensor Interpretation," N. Carver, Proceedings of the AAAI-97 Workshop on Building Resource-Bounded Reasoning Systems, July 1997.

"A Revisionist View of Blackboard Systems," N. Carver, Proceedings of the 1997 Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Society Conference, May 1997.

"A Formal Analysis of Solution Quality in FA/C Distributed Sensor Interpretation Systems," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Proceedings of the International Conference on Multiagent Systems (ICMAS96), 11-17, December 1996.

"Nearly Monotonic Problems: A Key to Effective FA/C Distributed Sensor Interpretation?" N. Carver, V. Lesser, and R. Whitehair, Proceedings of AAAI-96, August 1996 (Copyright AAAI).

"Evidence Reliability in Nonmonotonic Domains and Nearly Monotonic Problems," N. Carver, Proceedings of the Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Society Conference, April 1996.

"Nearly Monotonic Problems: A Key to Effective FA/C Distributed Sensor Interpretation?" N. Carver, V. Lesser, and R. Whitehair, Technical Report 96-02, Computer Science Department, Southern Illinois University, January 1996.

"A Formal Analysis of Solution Quality in FA/C Distributed Sensor Interpretation Systems," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Technical Report 95-05, Computer Science Department, Southern Illinois University, July 1995.

"The DRESUN Testbed for Research in FA/C Distributed Situation Assessment: Extensions to the Model of External Evidence," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Proceedings of the International Conference on Multiagent Systems (ICMAS95), 33-40, June 1995.

"Examining Some Assumptions of the FA/C Distributed Problem-Solving Paradigm," N. Carver, Proceedings of the Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Society Conference, April 1995.

"A First Step Toward the Formal Analysis of Solution Quality in Distributed Interpretation Systems," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Distributed Artificial Intelligence, July, 1994 (also available as Technical Report 94-37, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts).

"The Evolution of Blackboard Control Architectures," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Expert Systems with Applications, Special Issue on The Blackboard Paradigm and Its Applications, vol. 7, no. 1, 1--30, 1994 (an expanded version is available as Technical Report 92-71, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts).

"A Planner for the Control of Problem Solving Systems," N. Carver and V. Lesser, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Special Issue on Planning, Scheduling and Control, vol. 23, no. 6, 1519--1536, 1993.

"Resolving Global Inconsistency in Distributed Sensor Interpretation: Modeling Agent Interpretations in DRESUN," N. Carver, V. Lesser, and Q. Long, Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Distributed Artificial Intelligence, May, 1993 (a revised and expanded version is available as Technical Report 93-75, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts).

"Blackboard Architectures for Knowledge-Based Signal Processing," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Symbolic and Knowledge-Based Signal Processing, A. Oppenheim and H. Nawab, editors, Prentice Hall, 1992.

Integrated Signal Processing and Signal Understanding, V. Lesser, et. al., Technical Report 91-34, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 1991.

"Blackboard-based Sensor Interpretation using a Symbolic Model of the Sources of Uncertainty in Abductive Inferences," N. Carver and V. Lesser, notes from the AAAI-91 workshop: Toward Domain-Independent Strategies for Abduction, 1991.

"A New Framework for Sensor Interpretation: Planning to Resolve Sources of Uncertainty," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Proceedings of AAAI-91, 724--731, 1991.

"Sophisticated Cooperation in FA/C Distributed Problem Solving Systems," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Proceedings of AAAI-91, 191--198, 1991 (also available as Technical Report 91-23, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts).

Sophisticated Control for Interpretation: Planning to Resolve Uncertainty, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 1990.

"Control for Interpretation: Planning to Resolve Sources of Uncertainty," N. Carver and V. Lesser, Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Blackboard Systems, 1990.

Control for Interpretation: Planning to Resolve Sources of Uncertainty, N. Carver and V. Lesser, Technical Report 90-53, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 1990.

Planning for the Control of an Interpretation System, N. Carver and V. Lesser, Technical Report 89-39, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 1989.

Evidence-Based Plan Recognition, N. Carver and V. Lesser, Technical Report 88-13, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, 1988.

"Focusing in Plan Recognition," N. Carver, V. Lesser, and D. McCue, Proceedings of AAAI-84, 42--48, 1984 (also available as Technical Report 84-23, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts).