Title

Fine-tuning negotiation time in multi-agent manufacturing systems

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

IAENG transactions on engineering technologies : special volume of the World Congress on Engineering 2012

Edition

Gi-Chul Yang, Sio-long Ao, Len Gelman

Publication Date

1-1-2013

First Page

725

Last Page

738

Publisher

Springer

Keywords

Cycle time, Multi-agent systems, Negotiation protocol, Performance, Simulation, Work-in-progress

Abstract

Global market competition has put intense pressure on the manufacturing industry to become more agile and responsive to market changes. Multi-agent systems (MAS) provide a decentralised control architecture that can reduce complexity, increase flexibility, and enhance fault tolerance for manufacturing systems. Shop floor control applications can be designed based on the paradigm of agent negotiation. This often involves the contract net protocol (CNP) and previous research has suggested that the timing parameters of CNP can affect significantly the performance of agent negotiation. This chapter discusses the combinatorial variations of these parameters using a discrete-event simulation case study.

DOI

10.1007/978-94-007-6190-2_55

Language

English

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9789400761896

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Recommended Citation

Yeung, W. L. (2013). Fine-tuning negotiation time in multi-agent manufacturing systems. In G.-C. Yang, S.-l. Ao & L. Gelman (Eds.), IAENG transactions on engineering technologies: Special volume of the World Congress on Engineering 2012 (pp. 725-738). Dordrecht: Springer.

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