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The collaborative multi-level lot-sizing problem with cost synergies

Margaretha Gansterer, Richard F. Hartl
2019 International Journal of Production Research  
Additionally, a Genetic Algorithms-based centralised approach is developed, which we use for benchmarking.  ...  We compare the results to a myopic upstream planning approach, and show that these results are almost 12% worse than the centralised ones.  ...  A decentralised production-distribution planning system using collaborative agents is proposed by Jung and Jeong (2005) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207543.2019.1584415 pmid:32165856 pmcid:PMC7034330 fatcat:pscxkkaku5dj3cpbfuaat2jxwy

The Price of Anarchy for Centralising or Decentralising Freight Transport Organisation Through Serious Gaming

Mariam Lafkihi, Shenle Pan, Eric Ballot
2019 IFAC-PapersOnLine  
Centralisation and decentralisation are the two common organisations in freight transport.  ...  The results show that the centralisation outperforms in terms of global efficiency and effectiveness; while decentralisation is better individual incentive.  ...  Game description The "Freight Transportation Game" is a role-playing simulation of an industrial distribution system developed at MINES ParisTech -PSL to investigate the centralised and decentralised models  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.11.438 fatcat:6xtxjq72mnaqpbu3shs342hpie

Agent-based optimisation of logistics and production planning

Anthony Karageorgos, Nikolay Mehandjiev, Georg Weichhart, Alexander Hämmerle
2003 Engineering applications of artificial intelligence  
The agent infrastructure is being developed within the context of Agentcities, a successful EU-funded initiative to build a world-wide distributed and open platform which provides agent-based services.  ...  This paper presents an agent-based approach for supporting logistics and production planning, taking into account not only production schedules but also availability and cost of logistic service providers  ...  In contrast to centralised, monolithic systems an agent-based system is easy to maintain and to adapt to new requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0952-1976(03)00076-9 fatcat:l7h2yhw3ercgbn6ja3jk5va73a

Lecture Notes on Fair Division [article]

Ulle Endriss
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Third, we discuss the combinatorial optimisation problem of fairly allocating a set of indivisible goods to a group of agents, covering both centralised algorithms (similar to auctions) and a distributed  ...  Notes prepared for a tutorial at the 11th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2009), Torino, Italy, 31 August and 1 September 2009.  ...  We briefly comment on work aimed at establishing the computational complexity of different variants of this problem, and then discuss both centralised algorithms and a distributed approach based on negotiation  ... 
arXiv:1806.04234v1 fatcat:vcpq7kqkzrbitm6mhq5orqwzjy

Managing Power Conservation in Wireless Networks [chapter]

Kongluan Lin, John Debenham, Simeon Simoff
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This model combines a linear regression based model and a highly reactive model that are applied to real-time data that is aggregated at two levels of granularity.  ...  These predictions are then fed into the power regulation system. This paper describes a real-time predictive model of network traffic load which is derived from experiments on real data.  ...  Distributed Data Mining of Communications Networks Traditionally data mining was based on a centralised approach.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17313-4_31 fatcat:fcyg7cymo5dprmgb5uncwprzam

Threshold Bundle-based Task Allocation for Multiple Aerial Robots

Teng Li, Hyo-Sang Shin, Antonios Tsourdos
2020 IFAC-PapersOnLine  
The proposed algorithm can reduce computational and communicating complexity by introducing a decreasing threshold and building task bundles based on the sequential greedy algorithm.  ...  The performance of the proposed algorithm is examined through Monte-Carlo simulations of a multi-target surveillance mission.  ...  Performance comparison of different task allocation algorithms (N a is the number of agents) the performances of DTTA and TBTA are getting better as the scale of the task allocation problem increases.Comparing  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2020.12.1908 fatcat:jxfdrlslwbczjp3wfz7ewhyvoi

Fast consensus for fully distributed multi-agent task allocation

Joanna Turner, Qinggang Meng, Gerald Schaefer, Andrea Soltoggio
2018 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - SAC '18  
A. Trehan for his insightful feedback. e authors would also like to thank the anonymous referees for their valuable comments and helpful suggestions.  ...  By removing the need to maintain a connection with a central server, distributed systems facilitate greater mission ranges and robustness to failures compared with centralised methods. is work addresses  ...  RELATED RESEARCH 3.1 CBBA and Extensions e consensus-based bundle aglorithm (CBBA) [2] is a distributed multi-agent multi-assignment algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3167132.3167224 dblp:conf/sac/TurnerMSS18 fatcat:ohodg7uuprh63jovv3vunrfa24

Sample Greedy Based Task Allocation for Multiple Robot Systems [article]

Hyo-Sang Shin, Teng Li, Pau Segui-Gasco
2019 arXiv   pre-print
To examine the performance of the proposed algorithm and validate the theoretical analysis results, we design a task allocation problem and perform numerical simulations.  ...  The simulation results confirm that the proposed algorithm achieves solution quality, which is comparable to a state-of-the-art algorithm in the monotone case, and much better quality in the non-monotone  ...  Note that the centralised solution of the task allocation problem involves having to communicate all the agents and environment data to a centralised entity.  ... 
arXiv:1901.03258v1 fatcat:lwj2nqi2ovau3kog6cxaarbrhu

Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) and Internet of Things (IoTs): A Qualitative Prediction for 2020

Sahrish Khan, Munam Ali, Naila Sher, Yousra Asim, Wajeeha Naeem, Muhammad Kamran
2016 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
The comparative analysis of the existing solutions of SDN based IoT implementation provides an easy and concise view of the emerging trends.  ...  On the other hand, a Software Define Network (SDN) provides a centralised and programmable control and management for the underlying network without changing existing network architecture.  ...  I THE COMPARISON OF EXISTING SDN BASED MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR IOT This paper briefly describes the LTE network, M2M communication and an integration of LTE and D2D based on SDN in term of context-aware  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2016.071151 fatcat:wtpgs25ggfbuxbqun4pmesya7q

Autonomic service configuration for telecommunication MASs with extended role-based GAIA and JADEx

F. Chiang, R. Braun, Zhixing Huang, S. Magrath, S. Markovits
2005 Proceedings of ICSSSM '05. 2005 International Conference on Services Systems and Services Management, 2005.  
The accomplished networks inspired by biological mechanisms or market-based concepts could enable agents to be of intelligence, scalablility, and interopera blility in the management functional domains  ...  with regards to the large volume requirements from services' fulfillment perspective in decentralized Multi-Agent Systems.  ...  between components onto the systems themselves in the aspects of agent-based framework.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsssm.2005.1500212 fatcat:v7p6mzh6vrd3jpzt36ijuoyepi

A Consensus-Based Grouping Algorithm for Multi-agent Cooperative Task Allocation with Complex Requirements

Simon Hunt, Qinggang Meng, Chris Hinde, Tingwen Huang
2014 Cognitive Computation  
Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s)  ...  This publication was made possible by NPRP grant # NPRP 4-1162-1-181 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation).  ...  Markers (9) used to show the new data system Fig. 5 9 Fig. 6 596 Comparison of total score and number of communication steps between the CBBA, CBGA and using both.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12559-014-9265-0 pmid:25191527 pmcid:PMC4150994 fatcat:fgl74j6s2bg3pjlupv4rr4dzj4

The OpenKnowledge System: An Interaction-Centered Approach to Knowledge Sharing [chapter]

Ronny Siebes, Dave Dupplaw, Spyros Kotoulas, Adrian Perreau de Pinninck, Frank van Harmelen, David Robertson
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Our implementation adopts a peer to peer architecture, thus making minimal assumptions about centralisation of knowledge sources, discovery and interaction control.  ...  We describe an operational system that uses models of interaction as the focus for knowledge exchange.  ...  A. Perreau de Pinninck is supported by a CSIC predoctoral fellowship under the I3P program, which is partially funded by the European Social Fund.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-76848-7_25 fatcat:rbin43iqa5gtherqmkrdicapjm

Review of energy sharing: Business models, mechanisms, and prospects

Yue Chen, Changhong Zhao
2022 IET Renewable Power Generation  
The development of distributed generation technology is endowing consumers the ability to produce energy and transforming them into "prosumers".  ...  This transformation shall improve energy efficiency and pave the way to a low-carbon future.  ...  Its three typical structures are centralised, distributed, and decentralised.  ... 
doi:10.1049/rpg2.12438 fatcat:w23uy2nbrjho7l2h23m4argzqm

A Survey of Self-Organization Mechanisms in Multiagent Systems

Dayong Ye, Minjie Zhang, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
2017 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics. Systems  
This paper surveys the literature over a period of the last decades in the field of self-organising multi-agent systems.  ...  This paper serves as a guide and a starting point for anyone who will conduct research on self-organisation in multi-agent systems.  ...  In centralised mechanisms, there is a single entity to decide on the allocation of resources among agents based on the constraints and preferences of each agent in the system.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsmc.2015.2504350 fatcat:pxcpilmesjc6hdijxci23zk2pu

An Integrated Decision and Control Theoretic Solution to Multi-Agent Co-Operative Search Problems [article]

Titas Bera, Rajarshi Bardhan, Sundaram Suresh
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In particular, a perception based algorithm is proposed which allows an agent to estimate the probable strategies of other agents' and to choose a decision based on such estimation.  ...  This paper considers the problem of autonomous multi-agent cooperative target search in an unknown environment using a decentralized framework under a no-communication scenario.  ...  Such distributed framework often classified as distributed multi-agent systems, where each single agent makes a decision locally based on neighbourhood information, while trying to achieve the overall  ... 
arXiv:1704.07158v3 fatcat:dxev5ca3ynfv5b7wx2thgbplni
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