Agent-Based Manufacturing

Advances in the Holonic Approach

  • S. M. Deen

Part of the Advanced Information Processing book series (AIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Starters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. M. Deen
      Pages 3-10
    3. A. Tharumarajah
      Pages 11-30
    4. Robert W. Brennan, Douglas H. Norrie
      Pages 31-49
  3. Systems Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. James H. Christensen
      Pages 53-87
    3. Vladimír Mařík, Michal Pěchouček, Pavel Vrba, Václav Hrdonka
      Pages 89-119
    4. C. A. Johnson
      Pages 121-144
  4. Systems Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Thomas Neligwa, Martyn Fletcher
      Pages 163-191
    3. D. H. Jarvis, J. H. Jarvis
      Pages 193-206
  5. Application Environments and Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Shinsuke Tamura, Toshibumi Seki, Tetsuo Hasegawa
      Pages 209-240
    3. A. Ritter, A. Braatz, M. Höpf, C. Schaeffer, E. Westkämper
      Pages 241-253
    4. Tapio Heikkilä, Leila Rannanjärvi, Mikko Sallinen, Mika Rintala
      Pages 255-302
    5. Duncan C. McFarlane, Stefan Bussmann
      Pages 303-326

About this book


Low-volume high-variety products like personalized cars or customized engines will be the key issues for manufacturing in the 21st century. The necessary control technology is based on the concept of holons, which are the units of production and behave as autonomous and cooperative agents, providing flexibility, adaptability, agility, and dynamic reconfigurability. This book presents the latest research results in agent-based manufacturing as carried out by researchers in academia and industry within the international "Holonic Manufacturing Systems" project. As this project was driven by industry, the results presented here are of vital interest not just to researchers in agent technologies or distributed artificial intelligence, but also to engineers and professionals in industry who have to respond to rapid changes and new demands in production.


Agent-Based Technologies Distributed Control Systems Holonic Manufacturing Manufacturing Manufacturing System Transport agents artificial intelligence bionics control control system intelligence production robot units

Editors and affiliations

  • S. M. Deen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of KeeleKeele Staffs.UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07895-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05624-0
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