A holistic control architecture infrastructure for reactive scheduling

Ricardo José Rabelo, Luís Manuel Camarinha-Matos

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This article presents the HOLOS System, a control architecture infrastructure to be applied on dynamic scheduling. It is knowledge based, open, distributed (multi-agent), flexible, integrated, object-oriented, extendible and modular. The architecture infrastructure supports the virtual manufacturing concept and, at the same time, allows the integration of existing equipment. Negotiation technique is applied for production resources allocation, which increases the control flexibility during a schedule generation, specially in the presence of disruptions. The Consortium concept is introduced as a support for improving several types of production flexibility of an enterprise. Finally, some implementation aspects are presented as well as current problems and advantages of HOLOS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Reactive Scheduling
EditorsR. Kerr, E. Szelke
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-34928-2
ISBN (Print)0-412-729008, 978-1-5041-2889-6
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventIFIP SIG Second Workshop on Knowledge-based Reactive Scheduling - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 1 Jun 19941 Jun 1994

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


WorkshopIFIP SIG Second Workshop on Knowledge-based Reactive Scheduling


  • Dynamic Scheduling
  • Negotiation
  • Multi-Agent System
  • Virtual Manufacturing
  • Integration

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