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Advances in Production Engineering & Management
Volume 8 | Number 3 | September 2013 | pp 157–168
Implementation of agent based holonic control in discrete manufacturing
Jana, T.K.; Saha, P.; Sarkar, B.; Saha, J.
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A B S T R A C T
The present paper is aimed at implementation of agent based holonic manufacturing
control, a Distributed Problem Solving (DPS) approach that relies on
the principle of dynamic team formation through negotiation and cooperation
by a group of intelligent system entities. A holonic system comprising product
holon, resource holon, and integrated process planning and scheduling holon
is developed to execute a customer order where negotiation based task allocation
and scheduling is accomplished by Contract Net Protocol (CNP). The bids
submitted by the resources are evaluated by Simple Additive Weight (SAW)
technique under Fuzzy Multi Criteria Decision Making (FMCDM) environment.
The priority of the products is established by the critical ratios (CR) to form
the basis of scheduling rule. The necessary message based communication is
accomplished using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) having specific Document
Type Definition (DTD). The control is implemented by Linux operating
system with Java.
A R T I C L E I N F O
Keywords • Holonic manufacturing system, Multi agent system, Holarchy, Contract net protocol, Document type definition
Corresponding author • Jana, T.K.
Article history • Received 9 May 2012, Revised 14 August 2013, Accepted 6 September 2013
Published on-line • 30 September 2013
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