Associate Professor Dennis Jarvis Information and Communication Technology / School of Engineering and Technology
Associate Professor - ICT
B.Sc.(Hons) Flinders, PhD. U.Q.
Phone: (07) 3023 4237 - Ext: 54237
CQU, I have developed and coordinated undergraduate courses in software
engineering and strategic management and postgraduate courses in strategic
management, distributed systems, software engineering and computer games
development. I also played a key role in the establishment of the Centre for
Intelligent and Networked Systems (CINS) as a University-funded research centre in 2009 and was a Deputy Director of the Centre from 2009-2014.
My research activity has focused on the development of the team programming paradigm. In this paradigm, complex software systems are viewed in terms of teams of agents that operate in concert but also pursue their own explicitly defined goals. Software development then involves two major tasks – the specification of goal hierarchies and the specification of team structure. The work is being conducted in collaboration with Jacquie Jarvis at CQU and Intendico Pty. Ltd., a Melbourne-based software company. The initial implementation is realised as a Java framework called GORITE. The work has its origins in the BDI (Belief, Desire, Intention) model of agency, but the point of divergence is the explicit representation of both goals and organizational structure together with the use of Java as the programming language. We have used GORITE to investigate the feasibility of team programming for the development of manufacturing execution systems and for business process modelling. We are now exploring its potential in medical prescribing, sensor networks, Smart Grid applications and in serious games.
Before joining CQU in 2007, I worked for CSIRO Manufacturing and Materials Technology for 15 years and then for a software company, Agent Oriented Software (AOS) for 6 years. At AOS, I developed agent-based applications for the defence, manufacturing and business sectors and conducted commissioned research for the UK Ministry of Defence, Australia's Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the United States Air Force. The research activities were concerned primarily with the modelling of realistic individual (soldier, pilot, unmanned air vehicles) and team (platoon, company, air combat) behaviour using intelligent agents. These agents were then used to evaluate tactics in either closed simulations or in war-gaming environments.
Lin, Y., Wang, J., Han, Q. -L., & Jarvis, D. (2017). Distributed control of networked large-scale systems based on a scheduling middleware. In IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society: Proceedings (pp. 5523-5528). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE. doi:10.1109/IECON.2017.8216956
Lin, Y., Ray, B., Jarvis, D., & Wang, J. (2016). False signal injection attack detection of cyber physical systems by event-triggered distributed filtering over sensor networks. In L. Batten, & G. Li (Eds.), Applications and techniques in information security : 6th [i.e. 7th] International Conference, ATIS 2016, Cairns, QLD, Australia, Proceedings Vol. 651 (pp. 142-153). Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-2741-3_12
Lin, Y., Han, Q. L., Yang, F., & Jarvis, D. (2013). Event-triggered H-infinity filtering for networked systems based on network dynamics. In IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society : proceedings : Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 10-14 November, 2013 (pp. 5638-5643). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/IECON.2013.6700058
Jarvis, J., Jarvis, D., & Martin, A. (2011). A goal-based approach to holonic manufacturing. In Holonic and multi-agent systems for manufacturing : 5th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-agent Systems, HoloMAS 2011, Toulouse, France, August 29-31, 2011 : proceedings (pp. 205-214). Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23181-0_20
Shafiullah, G., Maung Than Oo, A., Ali, S., Wolfs, P., & Jarvis, D. (2010). Impact of renewable energy in the future smart power system. In Proceedings of the International Engineering Conference on Hot Arid Regions (IECHAR 2010), Challenges, Technologies, and Opportunities, Al-Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 1-2, 2010. (pp. 65-70). Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: King Faisal University.
Shafiullah, G., Maung Than Oo, A., Jarvis, D., Ali, S., & Wolfs, P. (2010). Potential challenges : integrating renewable energy with the smart grid. In Proceedings of Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2010) : Power quality of the 21st century, Christchurch, New Zealand, 5-8 December 2010 (pp. 1-6). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/55994
Shafiullah, G., Maung Than Oo, A., Jarvis, D., Ali, S., & Wolfs, P. (2010). Prospects of solar energy in Australia. In Proceedings for the 6th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE 2010), 18-20 December 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (pp. 350-353). Bangladesh: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICELCE.2010.5700700
Perugini, D., Jarvis, D., Reschke, S., & Gossink, D. (2007). Distributed deliberative planning with partial observability : heuristic approaches. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations (KSCO-2007), Waltham, MA, USA, 1-2 May 2007.. U.S.A.: KSCO.
Jarvis, D., Jarvis, J., Ronnquist, R., & Fletcher, M. (2006). Provision of robust behaviour in teams of UAVs : a conceptual model. In Proceedings of the 1st SEAS DTC Technical Conference, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, 13-14 July 2006. (pp. 1-12). Edinburgh, UK: SEAS DETC.
Jarvis, B., Jarvis, D., & Jain, L. (2007). Teams in multi-agent systems. In Intelligent Information Processing III : IFIP TC12 International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing (IIP 2006), September 20–23, Adelaide, Australia. (pp. 1-10). Boston, USA: Springer.
Jarvis, D., Ronnquist, R., Fletcher, M., & Jarvis, J. (2006). Towards a reference architecture for agent-based power management for unmanned vehicles. In Proceedings of the 1st SEAS DTC Technical Conference, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, 13-14 July 2006. (pp. 1-7). Edinburgh, UK: SEAS DETC.
Payne, A., Walsh, K., Subedi, P., & Jarvis, D. (2014). Estimating mango crop yield using image analysis using fruit at ‘stone hardening’ stage and night time imaging. Computers and electronics in agriculture., 100, 160-167. doi:10.1016/j.compag.2013.11.011
Jarvis, D., Jarvis, J., & Ronnquist, R. (2014). Intention management within a BDI framework. Multiagent and grid systems., 10(3), 119-136. doi:10.3233/MGS-140219
Payne, A., Walsh, K., Subedi, P., & Jarvis, D. (2013). Estimation of mango crop yield using image analysis : segmentation method. Computers and electronics in agriculture., 91, 57-64. doi:10.1016/j.compag.2012.11.009
Shafiullah, G., Maung Than Oo, A., Ali, S., Jarvis, D., & Wolfs, P. (2012). Prospects of renewable energy : a feasibility study in the Australian context. Renewable energy., 39(1), 183-197. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2011.08.016
Shafiullah, G., Maung Than Oo, A., Ali, S., Jarvis, D., & Wolfs, P. (2010). Economic analysis of hybrid renewable model for subtropical climate. International journal of thermal & environmental engineering., 1(2), 57-65. doi:10.5383/ijtee.01.02.001
Jarvis, J., Jarvis, D., Jain, L., & Ronnquist, R. (2008). A flexible plan step execution model for BDI agents. Multiagent and grid systems., 4(4).
Jarvis, D., Jarvis, J., & Ronnquist, R. (2008). Team programming with GORITE. International journal of intelligent defence support systems., 1(1), 75-89.
Jarvis, D., Jarvis, J., & Ronnquist, R. (2008). Using agent teams to model enterprise behaviour. Multiagent and grid systems., 4(4), 351-358.
Jarvis, J., McFarlane, D., & Jarvis, D. (2003). Achieving holonic control : an incremental approach. Computers in industry., 51(1), 211-223.
Jarvis, D., Jarvis, J., Ronnquist, R., & Jain, L. C. (2013). Multiagent systems and applications. Volume 2, Development using the GORITE BDI framework. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33320-0
Jarvis, J., Jarvis, D., Ronnquist, R., & Jain, L. (2008). Holonic execution : a BDI approach. Berlin: Springer.
Jarvis, D., & Jarvis, J. (2010). Interoperability. In M. R. Kidd, & S. Garde (Eds.), Health informatics : an overview (pp. 45-55). Netherlands: IOS Press. doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-476-4-45
Jarvis, D., & Jarvis, J. (2003). Holonic diagnosis for an automotive assembly line. In S. Deen (Ed.), Agent based manufacturing : advances in the holonic approach (pp. 193-206). Germany: Springer-Verlag.