Multi-Agent Technology in Real-time Intelligent Resource Management Systems

Igor Mayorov, Petr Skobelev
The article describes the main principles of intelligent real-time resource management systems based on the use of multi-agent technology. Features of the new generation of systems are demonstrated that implement the full cycle of autonomous resource management, from reaction to real-world to monitoring deviations between the plan and the fact on the basis of the developed multi-agent platform. The article also presents several applications of scheduling systems in various areas, including
more » ... eas, including cargo flow management for the International Space Station, workshop management in machine-building enterprises, railway traffic and cargo transportation management. Adaptability of multi-agent systems to external disruptive events is demonstrated. Finally, the similarities between multi-agent systems and non-equilibrium thermodynamics of Ilya Prigogine are described.