Title: The environment: An essential abstraction for managing complexity in MAS-based manufacturing control
Authors: Valckenaers, Paul ×
Holvoet, Tom #
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol:3830 pages:205-217
Conference: 2nd International Workshop on Environments for Multi-Agent Systems location:Utrecht, NETHERLANDS date:25 July 2005
Abstract: This paper analyses the concept of an environment for multiagent systems from the perspective of a class of manufacturing control systems using stigmergy. The discussion reveals that significant responsibilities can be attributed to the environment as an essential abstraction in MAS. Analysis shows that the environment is well positioned to manage functionalities of multi-agent systems that otherwise would be scattered over the agents, execution platform and communication infrastructure. Importantly, the environment represents a significant contribution handling the complexity of manufacturing control applications and providing a common repository for subsystems originating from different parties.
Description: Environments for multi-agent systems ii
ISSN: 0302-9743
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Informatics Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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