© 2007

Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing

Third International Conference on Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems, HoloMAS 2007, Regensburg, Germany, September 3-5, 2007

  • Editors
  • Vladimír Mařík
  • Valeriy Vyatkin
  • Armando W. Colombo
Conference proceedings HoloMAS 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4659)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4659)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talks

    1. Alois Zoitl, Thomas Strasser, Ken Hall, Ray Staron, Christoph Sünder, Bernard Favre-Bulle
      Pages 1-14
    2. Peter van Staa, Christian Sebeke
      Pages 15-16
  3. Motivation

    1. Paul Valckenaers, Hadeli Hadeli, Bart Saint Germain, Paul Verstraete, Jan Van Belle, Hendrik Van Brussel
      Pages 17-26
    2. Jan Tožička, Michal Pěchouček, Martin Rehák, Magdalena Prokopová
      Pages 27-36
    3. Tamás Máhr, Mathijs de Weerdt
      Pages 37-46
  4. Architectures and Services

    1. Emmanuel Adam, Rene Mandiau
      Pages 59-70
    2. Paulo Leitão, João Mendes
      Pages 71-80
    3. Rafał Dreżewski, Łukasz Dronka, Jarosław Koźlak
      Pages 81-92
    4. Rafał Leszczyna
      Pages 93-103
    5. Pascal Fleury, Jan Cuřín, Jan Kleindienst
      Pages 104-113
  5. New Technologies and Techniques

    1. Raymond J. Staron, Pavel Tichý, Radek Šindelář, Francisco P. Maturana
      Pages 127-136
    2. Omar J. López Orozco, Jose L. Martinez Lastra
      Pages 137-148
    3. Martin Rehák, Michal Pěchouček, David Medvigy, Magda Prokopová, Jan Tožička, Lukáš Foltýn
      Pages 149-160
    4. Eric Platon, Martin Rehák, Nicolas Sabouret, Michal Pěchouček, Shinichi Honiden
      Pages 161-172
  6. Planning and Scheduling

    1. Jayeola Femi Opadiji, Toshiya Kaihara
      Pages 195-204

About these proceedings


The research of holonic and agent-based systems is developing rapidly, as is the community around this R&D topic. Despite the fact that real-life practical implementations of such systems remain surprisingly rare, the leaders in different branches of industry feel that the holonic and agent-based systems represent the only way to manage and control very complex, highly distributed systems in the future. The relevant R&D gains more and more support from both industry as well as academic sources. Quite naturally, the number of scientific events aimed at the subject field is also growing rapidly. We can see new lines of conferences like INDIN, while we can observe a strong focus of the already well-established conferences, like INCOM or ETFA, being shifted toward holonic and agent-based manufacturing systems. This is a good sign of the increasing recognition and importance of the field. We are convinced of the worth and importance of the continuation of the HoloMAS events, which have served as pioneering melting pots for ideas connected with distributed decision making and control in industry and which have already gained international reputation.


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