Integration of Case Based Reasoning in Multi-agent System for the Real-Time Container Stacking in Seaport Terminals

  • Ines RekikEmail author
  • Sabeur Elkosantini
  • Habib Chabchoub
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10334)


In seaport terminals, Container Stacking Problem (CSP) consists of determining the exact storage location of incoming containers in the storage area. During the stacking process, many unexpected events and disturbances may occur and, then, scheduled position of containers must be modified. In this paper, we suggest a new multi-agent architecture based on the Case Based Reasoning mechanism for modeling the container storage process in an uncertain and disturbed environment. The suggested multi agent system is based on three agents: interface agent, container agent and evaluation agent. Computational experiments show that integration of Case Based Reasoning in Multi Agent System seems to be effective for the real-time container stacking in seaport terminals.


Multi-agent system Case based reasoning Disturbances management Container stacking system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ines Rekik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sabeur Elkosantini
    • 2
  • Habib Chabchoub
    • 3
  1. 1.LOGIQ Research UnitUniversity of SfaxSfaxTunisia
  2. 2.Industrial Engineering DepartmentKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.International School of BusinessSfaxTunisia

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