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Multiagent Systems for Manufacturing Control [electronic resource] : A Design Methodology /

by Stefan Bussmann, Nicholas R. Jennings, Michael Wooldridge.

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Main Author: Bussmann, Stefan.
Other Names: Jennings, Nicholas R. | Wooldridge, Michael.
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004.
Series: Springer series on agent technology.
Topics: Computer science. | Computer Communication Networks. | Software engineering. | Artificial intelligence.
Genres: Electronic books.
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1 Introduction -- 2 Agent-Based Production Control -- 3 Design Methodologies -- 4 The DACS Methodology for Production Control -- 5 Evaluation of the DACS Methodology -- 6 Conclusion -- Appendix A. Example Characterisations -- A.1 Voting -- A.1.1 The plurality voting protocol -- A.1.2 The Clarke tax protocol -- A.2 Negotiation -- A.2.1 Service-oriented negotiation -- A.2.2 The monotonic concession protocol -- A.2.3 The DECIDE conflict resolution protocol -- A.3 Auctions -- A.3.1 The English auction -- A.3.2 The contract-net protocol -- A.3.3 The continuous double auction -- A.4 Distributed constraint satisfaction -- A.4.1 Asynchronous backtracking search -- A.5 Coalition formation -- A.6 Co-ordination of multi-agent plans -- A.6.1 Partial global planning -- A.6.2 Generalised partial global planning -- A.6.3 Consensus-based distributed planning -- A.7 Application-specific interaction protocols -- A.7.1 Kowest work-in-process control protocol -- A.8 Simple interaction protocols -- A.8.1 Requesting action -- A.9 Social laws -- Appendix B. Industrial Test Case -- B.1 Specification of the production control problem -- B.1.1 Production system -- B.1.2 Production operation conditions -- B.1.3 Control interfaces -- B.1.4 Production goals and requirements -- B.2 Analysis of decision making -- B.2.1 Identification of effectoric decisions -- B.2.2 Identification of decision dependencies -- B.3 Identification of agents -- B.3.1 Improving the decision model -- B.3.2 Clustering of decision tasks -- B.4 Selection of interaction protocols -- B.4.7 Summary -- B.5 Results from the test case -- B.6 Summary of the test case -- Appendix C. Third-Party Reviews -- C.1 Review by Ilka LehweƟ-Litzmann -- C.2 Review by Laura Obretin -- C.3 Review by Schneider Electric -- C.4 Review by the DaimlerChrysler -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- References.

Table of Contents for: Multiagent Systems for Manufacturing Con