© 1998

Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing

Multi-Agent Systems and Virtual Organizations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
  • Vladimir Marik
Book BASYS 1998

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Multi-Agent Systems and Mobile Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vladimír Mařík, Michal Pĕchouček, Christophe Roche
      Pages 13-22
    3. Luís M. Camarinha-Matos, Walter Vieira
      Pages 33-47
  3. Multi-Agent Systems in Scheduling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Ricardo J. Rabelo, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
      Pages 51-66
    3. Ricardo Melo Bastos, Flávio Moreira de Oliveira, José Palazzo M. de Oliveira
      Pages 67-76
    4. Milan Schmotzer, Jan Paralic, Julius Csonto
      Pages 77-86
  4. Building Multi-Agent Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Leonid Borisovitch Sheremetov, Alexander Victorovitch Smirnov
      Pages 89-98
    3. V. F. Patriti, K. Schäfer, P. Charpentier, P. Martin
      Pages 99-108
  5. Intelligent Supervision Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Chrysostomos D. Stylios, Peter P. Groumpos
      Pages 137-146
  6. Virtual Enterprises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. A. Molina, M. Flores, D. Caballero
      Pages 159-170

About this book


Towards Intelligent Manufacturing Systems This book contains the selected articles from the third International Conference on lriformation Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing. A rapid evolution in a number of areas leading to Intelligent Manufacturing Systems has been observ@d in recent years. Significant efforts are being spent on this research area, namely in terms of international cooperative projects, like the IMS initiative, the USA NIIIP (National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols) project, or the European ESPRIT programme, and a growing number of conferences and workshops. The importance of the Information and Communication Technologies in the manufacturing area is weIl established today. The proper combination of these areas with the socio-organizational issues, supported by intelligent tools, is however, more difficult to achieve, and fully justifies the need for the BASYS conference and the publication of the series of books on Balanced Automation SyStems. The first book of this series focused on the topic of "Architectures and Design Methods", was published in 1995. Mahy of the fundamental aspects of manufacturing, and some preliminary results were presented in this book. Among others, the topics included: Modeling and design of FMS, Enterprise modeling and organization, Decision support systems in manufacturing, Anthropocentric systems, CAE/CAD/CAM integration, Scheduling systems, Extended enterprises, Multi­ agent system architecture, Balanced flexibility, Intelligent supervision systems, Shop-floor control, and Computer aided process planning.


Manufacturing Manufacturing System automation information system intelligent systems knowledge base modeling multi-agent system multimedia organization service-oriented computing simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Hamideh Afsarmanesh
    • 2
  • Vladimir Marik
    • 3
  1. 1.New University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Czech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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