Implementing a contract-based multi-agent approach for shop floor agility

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Abstract

This paper describes implementation approaches for a multi-agent shop floor control architecture supported by cooperation contracts and designed to support agile manufacturing. The architecture being proposed is based on the concepts of cluster, consortium, manufacturing components, manufacturing resource agent, agent machine interface, and contracts, which are used to govern the skills brought to the consortium or cluster. The basic architecture for each agent is indicated and analysed as well as the knowledge model and ontologies used. Finally the development environment is presented and some practical results are shown.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DEXA 2002 – 13th Int. Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications / HoloMAS – 3rd Int. Workshop on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems
PublisherIEEE
Pages639-645
Number of pages7
Volume2002
ISBN (Print)0-7695-1668-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event13th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2002) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2002 → …

Conference

Conference13th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2002)
Period1/01/02 → …

Keywords

  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Uncertainty
  • Agile manufacturing
  • Companies
  • Contracts
  • Control systems
  • Costs
  • Dynamic programming
  • Protection
  • Ontologies

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    Barata Oliveira, J. A., & Camarinha-matos, L. M. (2002). Implementing a contract-based multi-agent approach for shop floor agility. In Proceedings of DEXA 2002 – 13th Int. Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications / HoloMAS – 3rd Int. Workshop on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems (Vol. 2002, pp. 639-645). [1045970] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/DEXA.2002.1045970