An Extended Contract Net Protocol with Direct Negotiation of Managers

  • Doru PanescuEmail author
  • Carlos Pascal
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 544)


This paper introduces a new coordination scheme for multi-agent systems. This is obtained by combining the contract net protocol with a direct negotiation between managers. The results regarding the resource allocation in a distributed system are favourable, as proved by the state space analysis obtained with a Petri net model. The envisaged application is for holonic manufacturing execution systems.


Coordination contract net protocol multi-agent systems coloured Petri nets holonic systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Automatic Control and Applied Informatics“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of IasiIasiRomania

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