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AGILE - Rapidly-deployable, self-tuning, self-reconfigurable, nearly-optimal control design for large-scale nonlinear systems

7th European Framework Programme.

Scalable, modular, proactive nearly optimal system for large-scale control systems (LSCDs) developed that can be used with large, heterogeneous, complex non-linear systems.


Most LSCDs operate at much less than their optimal level owing to non-linear phenomena, atypical situations, restrictions on performance, etc. For example, in a traffic system the most appropriate action is not always taken when there are sudden changes in traffic flow, when detectors malfunction or when vehicle access is restricted because special events are being held — all situations that can cause the system to collapse.

AGILE is based on tools and technologies developed recently by AGILE’s members, providing a scalable, modular system that is an automatically adjustable, resettable and nearly optimal LSCD design that can be used with large, heterogeneous, complex non-linear systems. The system will contain user-friendly tools for adjusting the restrictions, characteristics and objectives of current SCADA or DCS systems.

AGILE will be assessed in two real-life scenarios:

  • Real-time traffic-control system in Chania (Greece)
  • Energy-control system in a sustainable building in Kassel (Germany)


SICE participates in the AGILE project as a member of an international European consortium composed of companies and research centres including Siemens (Israel), Technical University (Crete, Greece), Cyprus Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University (USA), AFCON Software and Electronics Ltd (Israel), the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (Germany) and the Chania Traffic-control Centre (Greece). The project is coordinated by CERTH (Centre for Research & Technology Hellas) in Greece.