Service Orientation in Holonic and Multi Agent Manufacturing and Robotics

  • Theodor Borangiu
  • Andre Thomas
  • Damien Trentesaux

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 472)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-22
  2. Holonic and Multi-agent Systems for Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Juan M. Novas, Jan Van Belle, Bart Saint Germain, Paul Valckenaers
      Pages 3-17
    3. Cristina Morariu, Octavian Morariu, Theodor Borangiu, Silviu Raileanu
      Pages 19-40
    4. Elena Legnani, Sergio Cavalieri, Paolo Gaiardelli
      Pages 71-84
    5. Radu Dobrescu, Gheorghe Florea
      Pages 85-100
  3. Intelligent Products and Product Driven Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Duncan McFarlane, Vaggelis Giannikas, Alex C. Y. Wong, Mark Harrison
      Pages 103-117
    3. Kary Främling, Sagar Parmar, Ville Hinkka, Jaakko Tätilä, Dirk Rodgers
      Pages 119-134
    4. Damien Trentesaux, André Thomas
      Pages 135-150
    5. Benoit Montreuil, Russell D. Meller, Eric Ballot
      Pages 151-166
    6. F. Gamboa Quintanilla, O. Cardin, P. Castagna
      Pages 167-180
    7. Philippe Thomas, André Thomas
      Pages 181-194
  4. Service Orientation in Manufacturing Management Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Alfred Theorin, Lisa Ollinger, Charlotta Johnsson
      Pages 213-228
    3. Monica Dragoicea, Theodor Borangiu
      Pages 229-246
    4. Petr Novák, Martin Melik-Merkumians, Michael Steinegger, Thomas Moser, Radek Šindelář, Alois Zoitl
      Pages 247-261
    5. Tobias Gerber, Hans-Christian Bosch, Charlotta Johnsson
      Pages 263-278
    6. Răzvan Şolea, Daniela Cristina Cernega
      Pages 279-290
  5. Distributed Intelligence for Sustainable Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Vittaldas V. Prabhu, Hyun Woo Jeon, Marco Taisch
      Pages 293-311
    3. Duncan McFarlane, Ajith Parlikad, Andy Neely, Alan Thorne
      Pages 313-326
    4. Fatme Makssoud, Olga Battaïa, Alexandre Dolgui
      Pages 339-353
    5. Christoph Legat, Steffen Lamparter, Birgit Vogel-Heuser
      Pages 355-374
    6. Florin D. Anton, Silvia Anton, Theodor Borangiu
      Pages 375-388
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-398

About this book


The book covers four research domains representing a trend for modern manufacturing control: Holonic and Multi-agent technologies for industrial systems; Intelligent Product and Product-driven Automation; Service Orientation of Enterprise’s strategic and technical processes; and Distributed Intelligent Automation Systems. These evolution lines have in common concepts related to service orientation derived from the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigm.  


The service-oriented multi-agent systems approach discussed in the book is characterized by the use of a set of distributed autonomous and cooperative agents, embedded in smart components that use the SOA principles, being oriented by offer and request of services, in order to fulfil production systems and value chain goals.


A new integrated vision combining emergent technologies is offered, to create control structures with distributed intelligence supporting the vertical and horizontal enterprise integration and running in truly distributed and global working environments.


The service value creation model at enterprise level consists into using Service Component Architectures for business process applications, based on entities which handle services. In this componentization view, a service is a piece of software encapsulating the business/control logic or resource functionality of an entity that exhibits an individual competence and responds to a specific request to fulfil a local (product) or global (batch) objective.


Computational Intelligence Intelligent Information Technologies Service Orientation Sustainable Manufacturing Sustainable Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodor Borangiu
    • 1
  • Andre Thomas
    • 2
  • Damien Trentesaux
    • 3
  1. 1., Faculty of Automatic Control andUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Technologies et Industries du Bois, Centre de Recherche en AutomatiqueENSTIB - Ecole Nationale Superieure desEpinal cedex 9France
  3. 3., PSI/TEMPO LabUniversite de ValenciennesValenciennes cedex 9France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35851-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35852-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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