A Distributed Barge Planning Game [chapter]

Martijn Mes, Maria-Eugenia Iacob, Jos van Hillegersberg
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we address a complex issue in the coordination of supply chains: the optimization of the alignment of barge and terminal operations in the Port of Rotterdam. Our research goal is to design a distributed multi-agent and serviceoriented system architecture, which solves the barge handling problem through information exchange and a decision support system based on intelligent alignment of proposals. In order to validate this solution, we implement it by means of both a system and a
more » ... anagement game, using web-service technology. We report our experiences with the game throughout its validation with domain experts.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04954-0_25 fatcat:tqi7aie77jck3aoja2aqb3m53a