Multiagent Systems for Manufacturing Control

A Design Methodology

  • Stefan Bussmann
  • Nicholas R. Jennings
  • Michael Wooldridge
Part of the Springer Series on Agent Technology book series (SSAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Stefan Bussmann, Nicholas R. Jennings, Michael Wooldridge
    Pages 1-7
  3. Stefan Bussmann, Nicholas R. Jennings, Michael Wooldridge
    Pages 9-52
  4. Stefan Bussmann, Nicholas R. Jennings, Michael Wooldridge
    Pages 53-115
  5. Stefan Bussmann, Nicholas R. Jennings, Michael Wooldridge
    Pages 117-186
  6. Stefan Bussmann, Nicholas R. Jennings, Michael Wooldridge
    Pages 187-199
  7. Stefan Bussmann, Nicholas R. Jennings, Michael Wooldridge
    Pages 201-208
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-289

About this book

Introduction

The ability of production companies to rapidly develop and deploy effective and efficient control systems is critical for success in the consumer-driven environment of contemporary manufacturing. This book presents a novel approach to the design of manufacturing control systems, based around the idea of agents, semiautonomous decision makers that cooperate to process goods and meet orders. This new methodology is DACS – Designing Agent-based Control Systems.

Developed at DaimlerChrysler’s research labs in Berlin, DACS is the first methodology specifically produced for the design of agent-based control systems. Beginning with a detailed overview of agent technologies, manufacturing control, and design methodologies, the book explains the DACS methodology and illustrates it by way of detailed case studies. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in agent systems, manufacturing control, and software methodologies.

Keywords

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Agents Cluster Constraint Satisfaction Manufacturing Control object oriented design proving

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Bussmann
    • 1
  • Nicholas R. Jennings
    • 2
  • Michael Wooldridge
    • 3
  1. 1.Forschung und TechnologieDaimlerChrysler AGBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Intelligence, Agents Multimedia Group, School of Electronics & Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonHighfield, SouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Faculty of Science, Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-08872-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05890-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08872-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-7119
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-7333
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