Distributed Deadline Control in Holonic Manufacturing Systems

  • Martyn Fletcher
  • Robert W. Brennan
  • Douglas H. Norrie
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2322)


In this paper, we examine the characteristics of holons based on mobile agents that migrate to hardware controllers responsible for executing manufacturing tasks and monitoring their execution status. Appropriate compensatory actions are then initiated to ensure that task deadlines are satisfied as much as possible. It is also argued that such a conceptual model will facilitate research and development of mobile agent-based holonic manufacturing systems with respect to HMS reconfiguration in real-time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martyn Fletcher
    • 1
  • Robert W. Brennan
    • 2
  • Douglas H. Norrie
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for ManufacturingUniversity of CambridgeMill LaneCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryAlbertaCanada

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