Service Oriented Control Framework for a Holonic System Characterized by a Guided Flow of Entities

  • Theodor Borangiu
  • Silviu Raileanu
  • Octavian Stocklosa
  • Christian Tahon
  • Thierry Berger
  • Damien Trentesaux
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 402)


The chapter presents a new concept of systems characterized by a flow of active entities which run on a guided network. After the general characterization (nature, mobility, service) of an entity, the three basic components of the system are described: active and non active entity and active generalised entity, elements which are structured and implemented as holons. With the three types of basic holons and with the generic services offered by them, the structural and dynamic models are formed. The framework is extended with the behavioural model consisting of the planning, scheduling, routing and execution of the operations. The control framework is completed with the implementation architecture based on intelligent embedded devices and a multi-agent programming environment for rapid configuration and integration.


flexible manufacturing system personal rapid transit control system service orientation mobile entity driven automation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodor Borangiu
    • 1
  • Silviu Raileanu
    • 1
  • Octavian Stocklosa
    • 2
  • Christian Tahon
    • 3
    • 4
  • Thierry Berger
    • 3
    • 4
  • Damien Trentesaux
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Automation and Industrial InformaticsUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.East ElectricBucharestRomania
  3. 3.Université Lille Nord de FranceLilleFrance
  4. 4.TEMPO LabUVHCValenciennesFrance

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