Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing: 4th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems, HoloMAS by Vladimir MarikHolonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing: 4th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems, HoloMAS by Vladimir Marik

Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing: 4th International Conference on Industrial…

byVladimir MarikEditorThomas Strasser, Alois Zoitl

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The research of holonic and agent-based systems is developing very rapidly. The community around this R&D topic is also growing fast - despite the fact that the real-life practical implementations of such systems are still surprisingly rare. H- ever, the managers in different branches of industry feel that the holonic and agent-based systems represent the only way of managing and controlling very c- plex, highly distributed systems exploring vast volumes of accumulated knowledge. The relevant research and development activities gain more and more visible support from both industry as well as public sectors. Quite naturally, the number of scientific events aimed at the subject field is also growing rapidly. We see new lines of conf- ences like INDIN, we observe a strong focus of the already well-established conferences, e. g. , INCOM or ETFA, being shifted toward holonic and agent-based manufacturing systems. We see an increased interest of the IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics Society, especially its Technical Committee on Distributed Intelligent Systems which leverages the experience gathered by the members of the former Ho- nic Manufacuting Systems (HMS) consortium. We see a clear orientation of the IEEE SMC Transactions, part C, toward applications of agent-oriented solutions. The same is true of the International Journal on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS). This is a really good sign of the increasing importance of the field.
Title:Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing: 4th International Conference on Industrial…Format:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:August 17, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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and Motivation.- Holonic Rationale and Self-organization on Design of Complex Evolvable Systems.- Service-Oriented Agents for Collaborative Industrial Automation and Production Systems.- Usability of Multi-agent Based Control Systems in Industrial Automation.- Knowledge-Centered Approaches.- An Organizational Knowledge Ontology for Automotive Supply Chains.- Semantic Extension of Agent-Based Control: The Packing Cell Case Study.- Product Design Network Self-contextualization: Enterprise Knowledge-Based Approach and Agent-Based Technological Framework.- Selected Theoretical Aspects.- Collaboration of Metaheuristic Algorithms through a Multi-Agent System.- Functional Integrity of Multi-agent Computational System Supported by Component-Based Implementation.- On the Empirical Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Framework for Automated Negotiation.- MAS Scheduling and Simulation.- A Decentralized Scheduling Policy for a Dynamically Reconfigurable Production System.- A Study on Real-Virtual Interaction Method for Production Scheduling Using Model Plant.- Using an Agent-Supported Simulation Environment for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems.- A Study on Real-Time Scheduling for Holonic Manufacturing Systems - Determination of Utility Values Based on Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning.- MAS Control.- An Open-Control Concept for a Holonic Multiagent System.- Plan, Commit, Execute Protocol in Multi-agent Systems.- Distributed Sensing and Control Architecture for Automotive Factory Automation.- MAS-Based Cooperative Control for Biotechnological Process-A Case Study.- Design and Implementation of LabVIEW-Based IEC61499 Compliant Device.- Holonic Systems for Manufacturing.- Holonic-Based Environment for Solving Transportation Problems.- Holonic Manufacturing Paint Shop.- Development of a Holonic Free-Roaming AGV System for Part Manufacturing.- Safety Discrete Event Models for Holonic Cyclic Manufacturing Systems.- A Holonic Chain Conveyor Control System: An Application.- MAS and Holonic Applications.- A Multiagent System for Self-organisation of an 802.11 Mesh Network.- Mobility Model for Tactical Networks.- Holonic Modelling of Large Scale Geographic Environments.- Holonic Models for Traffic Control Systems.- A Multi-Agent System for the Pay-As-You-GO (PAYGO) Social Security Scheme.- Contract Monitoring in Agent-Based Systems: Case Study.- A Multi-agent Scheduler for Rent-a-Car Companies.- A Framework for Multi Robot Guidance Control.