Towards an Agent and Knowledge Enacted Dynamic Workflow Management System for Intelligent Manufacturing Grid

  • He Yanli
  • He Weiping
  • Yang Haicheng
  • Hao Guangke
  • Zhao Kai
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4101)


To cope with the dynamism of the intelligent manufacturing grid environment, an agent and knowledge enacted dynamic workflow management system is proposed to support the manufacturing process modeling, control and management, smoothing the integration of the flow of the work during collaborative manufacturing process. Autonomous software agents are used to implement the functional components and to encapsulate the end user and participating resource in the system. The domain knowledge is constructed to support the agent conversation and abstract workflow modeling; Knowledge based rule mechanisms is applied to support process scheduling and enactment in the multi-agent environment. The design and prototype implementation of the system is discussed and demonstrated with a case study.


Resource Agent Schedule Rule Agent Conversation Task Instance Manufacturing Grid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • He Yanli
    • 1
  • He Weiping
    • 1
  • Yang Haicheng
    • 2
  • Hao Guangke
    • 1
  • Zhao Kai
    • 1
  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Contemporary Design and Integrated Manufacturing Technology, Ministry of EducationNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.China Aerospace Science and Technology CorporationBeijingChina

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