Actors, Holonic Enterprises, Ontologies and Multi-agent Technology

  • Vladimir A. Vittikh
  • Vladimir B. Larukhin
  • Alexander V. Tsarev
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8062)


Holonic enterprises are considered as one of the new types of networking organizations used to increase business efficiency. But in practice it requires to introduce a new type of management stimulating the interpreneur approach, active interaction between actors within the project teams, coordinated and effective decisions on resource scheduling in case of unpredictable events (new projects, breakdowns, delays, illnesses etc.). In the paper we propose the concept of holonic enterprise based on the principles of intersubjective management and describe Smart Enterprise system for supporting decision making for such types of enterprises. The system combines top-down project planning with real time on-line and bottom-up communication with employees. This provides more intelligent, flexible and efficient resource scheduling in case of unexpected events. The functionality and architecture of Smart Enterprise system based on the use of ontology and multi-agent technology is outlined. The first results of the system use and perspectives are analyzed.


actor intersubjectiveness holon management ontology project multi-agent technology resource scheduling real time 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir A. Vittikh
    • 1
  • Vladimir B. Larukhin
    • 1
  • Alexander V. Tsarev
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Control of Complex SystemsRussian Academy of ScienceSamaraRussian Federation
  2. 2.Smart Solutions, Ltd.SamaraRussian Federation

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