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The Environment: An Essential Abstraction for Managing Complexity in MAS-Based Manufacturing Control [chapter]

Paul Valckenaers, Tom Holvoet
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Based on recent insights, we now acknowledge the environment to be an essential abstraction in MAS, allowing to a large extent managing a lot of the complexity.  ...  In this paper, we aim to explicitly model the different aspects of the environment that are relevant in our MAS for manufacturing control, thus supporting the case for environments as first-class abstractions  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the K.U.Leuven research council (GOA-AgCo2).  ... 
doi:10.1007/11678809_12 fatcat:h2aifxp2c5d7taup5v7ugdc47e

The Governing Environment [chapter]

Michael Schumacher, Sascha Ossowski
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A promising way of doing this is to view the environment as a rule-based infrastructure that defines reactions to events.  ...  For that, two complementary viewpoints can be distinguished: subjective coordination manages intra-agent aspects while objective coordination essentially deals with inter-agent aspects.  ...  Acknowledgments This paper reports on work that has been partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) under grant TIC2003-08763-C02-02.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11678809_6 fatcat:d5wsyofn75epfprzmymdzif6vy

The Statemate Verification Environment [chapter]

Tom Bienmüller, Werner Damm, Hartmut Wittke
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The Statemate Verification Environment supports requirement analysis and specification development of embedded controllers as part of the Statemate product offering of I-Logix, Inc.  ...  This paper discusses key enhancements of the prototype tool reported in [2, 5] in order to enable full scale industrial usage of the tool-set.  ...  The development of the Statemate verification environment has  ... 
doi:10.1007/10722167_45 fatcat:qq7zvx5lhrakzfhpsaebabpilm

Project Scheduling in Complex Business Environments

Wen Song
In this abstract, I summarize my works in addressing two variations of project scheduling problems, including a combinatorial auction based approach for solving the decentralized multi-project scheduling  ...  However, current business management environment has become more open and dynamic, which jeopardizes the effectiveness of the traditional approaches.  ...  However, today's manufacturing and management have entered into a more open and dynamic environment, which jeopardizes the effectiveness of traditional approaches and makes scheduling problems even harder  ... 
doi:10.1609/aaai.v31i1.10526 fatcat:gaw2rygczrbudjbaetlakzjuhe

The distributed agent-based approach in the e-manufacturing environment

A Sękala, G Kost, A Dobrzańska-Danikiewicz, W Banaś, K Foit
2015 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
Thus it implicated the linking of the concept of multi-agent system with the system of managing the production information, based on the idea of e-manufacturing.  ...  -Study of the attractor structure of an agent-based sociological model André M Timpanaro and Carmen P C Prado -Buses of Cuernavaca-an agent-based model for universal random matrix behavior minimizing mutual  ...  The complexity of the processes taking place in the e-manufacturing environment could be modeled as a multi-agent system, with generally defined objectives, which detailed specification may succeed during  ... 
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/95/1/012134 fatcat:hszj4xxm6jg2zfnca5wd6cwg6a

Vertical integration in distributed automation environment

M. Lobashov, A. Bratukhin, T. Sauter, P. Palensky, D. Dietrich
2006 e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik  
Nowadays increasing complexity of manufacturing requires more advanced control, which can be achieved only by integrating these, formerly separated, areas.  ...  Over past decades industrial IT evolved separately in the field automation and office automation domains.  ...  With today's complexity of the field level, a centralized MES cannot provide sufficient flexibility to manage a frequently changing distributed manufacturing environment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00502-006-0339 fatcat:oopj6w6pxfb5nljs6t7itseofm

Environment as a first class abstraction in multiagent systems

Danny Weyns, Andrea Omicini, James Odell
2006 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
implies that the environment is an essential part of every multiagent system, and (2) the environment provides an exploitable design abstraction for building multiagent system applications.  ...  We discuss the responsibilities of such an environment in multiagent systems and we present a reference model for the environment that can serve as a basis for environment engineering.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to express our appreciation to the attendees of the workshops on Environments for Multiagent Systems in New York 2004 and Utrecht 2005, and the AgentLink III Technical Forum  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-006-0012-0 fatcat:n57iy35upvbnrk73ly3ilzerkq

An intelligent simulation environment for manufacturing systems

Nancy Ruiz, Adriana Giret, Vicente Botti, Victor Feria
2014 Computers & industrial engineering  
In this paper, an Agent-supported Simulation Environment for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems is presented.  ...  The manufacturing field is an area where the application of simulation is an essential tool for validating methods and architectures before applying them on the factory floor.  ...  The Simulator Manager is in charge of controlling traces and steps of simulation based on the time controller.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cie.2014.06.013 fatcat:cyjgeetwxncllplfta2cqpeqx4

Multiagent systems in information-rich environments [chapter]

Michael N. Huhns, Munindar P. Singh
1998 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Multiagent systems MAS are an important paradigm for building complex information systems, especially cooperative ones.  ...  The environments are typi ed only by the large amounts and varieties of information they include, and whose e ective and e cient management i s k ey to the above applications.  ...  In such complex and heterogeneous environments, ontologies appear to be well suited for not only organizing new information, but also managing the storage and retrieval of existing information.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bfb0053676 fatcat:pvd6ocvyxnde5k2khw2ciaql3m

DAMOKLES - The Database System for the UNIBASE Software Engineering Environment

Klaus R. Dittrich, Willi Gotthard, Peter C. Lockemann
1987 IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin  
All letters to the Editor will be considered for publication unless accompanied by a request to the contrary.  ...  Contribution to the Bulletin is hereby solicited. News items, letters, technical papers, book reviews, meeting previews. summaries, case studies, etc., should be sent to the Editor.  ...  systems, visually and dynamically 13], validating a hypermedia representation in. the design environment 7] and managing a large base of persistent, complex objects 9]. 3.  ... 
dblp:journals/debu/DittrichGL87 fatcat:hwrarivvz5czdmn4rrr6jwrwjq

Management accounting in a learning environment

Stefan Schiller, Mathew Tsamenyi*
2010 Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change  
That is, we must understand what is going on in the production environment in order to be Abernethy, M.A. and Lillis, A.M. (1995), "The impact of manufacturing flexibility on management control system  ...  The present paper applies an elaborated analysis based on the experiential learning model of development.  ...  Kolb (1984, p.141) emphasizes that complexity and an integration of dialectic clashes between learning modes are essential for creativity and innovation (c.f.  ... 
doi:10.1108/18325911011025722 fatcat:xvwwanenincoda73h5jappfpxm

Web-service enabledwireless sensors in SOA environments

Domnic Savio, Stamatis Karnouskos
2008 2008 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation  
Enterprise applications support business activities in companies, so that they can manage complexity and be more effective.  ...  The presented methods could be used as experimental platform to evaluate new SOA-based paradigm for factory automation and enterprise computing.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the European Commission and the partners of the European IST FP6 project "Service-Oriented Cross-layer infRAstructure for Distributed smart Embedded devices  ... 
doi:10.1109/etfa.2008.4638509 dblp:conf/etfa/SavioK08 fatcat:vthmlwjtkjamzkmf3gvvij5wxi

Information requirements analysis for holonic manufacturing systems in a virtual environment

Hamed Farahani Manesh, Dirk Schaefer, Majid Hashemipour
2010 The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology  
In this paper, the authors propose a methodology for a holonic manufacturing systems requirement analysis that is based on a virtual reality approach and aimed at assisting designers of such systems along  ...  A virtual manufacturing environment for matching the physical and the information model domains is utilised to delineate the information system requirements of holonic manufacturing systems implementation  ...  based on MAS technology [5] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00170-010-2822-0 fatcat:vmr4gyb32zef7p4dcxvlhizdgy

Multiagent Design Architecture for Intelligent Synthesis Environment

A. Deshmukh, T. Middelkoop, A. Krothapalli, W. Shields, N. Chandra, C. A. Smith
2001 Journal of Aircraft  
The output of the manufacturing module is a set of numerical control tool paths for generating the required geometry and an estimate of the total manufacturing time.  ...  These data are not only essential in the analysis stage but also in driving the iterative design solutions based on cost and weight considerations.  ... 
doi:10.2514/2.2778 fatcat:a6cecnhwn5d4be4y32ioyzmpzy

Systems Engineering to improve the governance in complex project environments

Giorgio Locatelli, Mauro Mancini, Erika Romano
2014 International Journal of Project Management  
The paper presents Systems Engineering tools and techniques focusing, in particular, on the most relevant for the project management, project governance and management.  ...  Projects delivered in complex environments are often late, over-budget and provide fewer benefits than what originally expected.  ...  The trade-offs management is one of the main tasks for projects delivered in complex environments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.10.007 fatcat:4au6c6phmnaxhggrvt4gmfxnue
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