Graphical Configuration of Agent-Based Warehouse Management and Control Systems

  • Hsuan Lorraine LiangEmail author
  • Jacques Verriet
  • Roelof Hamberg
  • Bruno van Wijngaarden
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 155)


Although agent technology fits naturally to the control of the massively parallel processes in warehouses, agent-based warehouse management and control systems (WMCSs) have hardly been used in industry. We argue that model-driven development of such systems is crucial for their industrial applicability.We present a graphical configuration tool that provides a user-friendly means to specify agent-based WMCSs. With this tool, warehouse system architects can specify a WMCS without detailed knowledge of the underlying implementation and without a large programming effort: a WMCS is generated from the architect’s specification.


Multiagent System Agent Technology Target User Business Rule Interaction Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsuan Lorraine Liang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jacques Verriet
    • 1
  • Roelof Hamberg
    • 1
  • Bruno van Wijngaarden
    • 2
  1. 1.Embedded Systems InstituteEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Vanderlande IndustriesVeghelThe Netherlands

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