Effective Interaction in Asynchronous Multi-Agent Environments for Supply Scheduling in Real-Time

Alexander Tsarev, Petr Skobelev, Dmitry Ochkov
This paper focuses on analysis of effective interaction techniques of agents in multi-agent systems used for real-time scheduling. The paper describes two approaches to the organization of the interaction of asynchronously working software agents. The supply network scheduling case is considered to show the difference in how the interaction goes on. The comparison shows how well each approach allows parallel processing, and subsequently, how fast the scheduling can be done on multi-core
more » ... multi-core hardware. The pros and cons of the approaches are described, as well as ways to achieve better quality. Finally, the results of processing of real data using the approaches are given. The results show a higher effectiveness of one of the approaches in real-time supply scheduling.