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On the Identification of Agents in the Design of Production Control Systems

  • Stefan Bussmann
  • Nicholas R.
  • Michael Wooldridge
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1957)

Abstract

This paper describes a methodology that is being developed for designing and building agent-based systems for the domain of production control. In particular, this paper deals with the steps that are involved in identifying the agents and in specifying their responsibilities. The methodology aims to be useable by engineers who have a background in production control but who have no prior experience in agent technology. For this reason, the methodology needs to be very prescriptive with respect to the agent-related aspects of the design.

Keywords

Decision Task Multiagent System Work Piece Production Control Conveyor Belt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Bussmann
    • 1
  • Nicholas R.
    • 2
  • Michael Wooldridge
    • 3
  1. 1.DaimlerChrysler AGResearch and Technology 3BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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