Holonic Execution: A BDI Approach

  • Jacqueline Jarvis
  • Dennis Jarvis
  • Ralph Rönnquist
  • Lakhmi C. Jain

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Pages 17-32
  4. Pages 43-68
  5. Pages 69-71
  6. Pages 73-74
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 75-98

About this book


Holonic manufacturing has been an active area of research for the past decade. However, this work has been predominately in the areas of planning and scheduling on the one hand and control on the other. In this book we propose these two areas can be integrated through adopting a focus on execution. In developing a conceptual model for holonic manufacturing execution, we draw together research threads from both holonics (the notion of a holon being both a whole in itself and part of a larger system) and multi-agent systems (the modelling of behaviour in terms of Beliefs, Desires and Intentions). The resulting model is mapped to two different BDI frameworks and then used to develop two separate execution systems for an industrial strength robotic assembly cell.

As such, the book will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners in the holonic systems, manufacturing systems and multi-agent systems communities. It will also be of interest to the wider complex systems community, as it introduces what may become a new paradigm for complex systems development in the form of Team Programming.


BDI Approach Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Holonic Manufacturing Systems Intelligent Holonic Execution complex system complex systems model modeling multi-agent system programming robot

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline Jarvis
    • 1
  • Dennis Jarvis
    • 2
  • Ralph Rönnquist
    • 3
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Management and Information SystemsCentral Queensland UniversityRockhamptonAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computing SciencesCentral Queensland UniversityRockhamptonAustralia
  3. 3.Intendico Pty. Ltd.CarltonAustralia
  4. 4.SCT-Building Professor of Knowledge-Based EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaSouth AustraliaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77478-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77479-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
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