Multiagent perspectives to agile scheduling

R. J. Rabelo, L. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the discussion of innovative and balanced perspectives of multiagent approaches to advanced agile scheduling systems in a system called MASSYVE. Several achieved results and current developments are described, taking as the basis the HOLOS framework. This framework is briefly described, emphasizing the use of negotiation approach to improve the scheduling flexibility, as well as the aspects of information integration, communication and coordination in a community of agents. For information integration and management in MASSYVE, three approaches are addressed, suggesting the utilization of the PEER distributed/federated database management system. Finally, some innovative aspects for agile scheduling are introduced, in specific to support it within the virtual enterprise environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems for Manufacturing: Multi-Agent Systems and Virtual Organizations Proceedings of the BASYS’98 — 3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for BALANCED AUTOMATION SYSTEMS in Manufacturing Prague, Czech Republic, August 1998
EditorsL. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, V. Marik
PublisherSpringer US
Pages51-66
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-35390-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-412-84670-0
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing, BASYS’98 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 26 Aug 199828 Aug 1998

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer US
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing, BASYS’98
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period26/08/9828/08/98

Keywords

  • agile scheduling
  • multiagent systems
  • information integration
  • virtual enterprise

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