An Ontology for Agent-Based Monitoring of Fulfillment Processes

  • Roland Zimmermann
  • S. Käs
  • Robert Butscher
  • Freimut Bodendorf
Conference paper
Part of the Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies book series (WSSAT)


An agent-based supply chain monitoring system for tracking orders and their related suborders is presented. To enable the necessary communication between the agents an ontology is introduced. The design of the ontology and the implementation are discussed in detail. The usage of the ontology for inter-agent communication is illustrated with the help of AUML models of the agent-interactions in the supply chain monitoring system. Concluding, two prototypes of the system are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Zimmermann
    • 1
  • S. Käs
    • 1
  • Robert Butscher
    • 1
  • Freimut Bodendorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Freimut BodendorfNürnbergGermany

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