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Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing : Multi-Agent Systems and Virtual Organizations Proceedings of the BASYS'98 - 3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for BALANCED AUTOMATION SYSTEMS in Manufacturing Prague, Czech Republic, August 1998 - Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing

Multi-Agent Systems and Virtual Organizations Proceedings of the BASYS'98 - 3rd IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Information Technology for BALANCED AUTOMATION SYSTEMS in Manufacturing Prague, Czech Republic, August 1998

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Towards Intelligent Manufacturing Systems This book contains the selected articles from the third International Conference on lriformation Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing. A rapid evolution in a number of areas leading to Intelligent Manufacturing Systems has been observ@d in recent years. Significant efforts are being spent on this research area, namely in terms of international cooperative projects, like the IMS initiative, the USA NIIIP (National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols) project, or the European ESPRIT programme, and a growing number of conferences and workshops. The importance of the Information and Communication Technologies in the manufacturing area is weIl established today. The proper combination of these areas with the socio-organizational issues, supported by intelligent tools, is however, more difficult to achieve, and fully justifies the need for the BASYS conference and the publication of the series of books on Balanced Automation SyStems. The first book of this series focused on the topic of "Architectures and Design Methods", was published in 1995. Mahy of the fundamental aspects of manufacturing, and some preliminary results were presented in this book. Among others, the topics included: Modeling and design of FMS, Enterprise modeling and organization, Decision support systems in manufacturing, Anthropocentric systems, CAE/CAD/CAM integration, Scheduling systems, Extended enterprises, MultiĀ­ agent system architecture, Balanced flexibility, Intelligent supervision systems, Shop-floor control, and Computer aided process planning.

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Preface: Towards Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
An agent-based approach to holonic manufacturing systemsp. 3
PVS 98 agent models and their application in production planningp. 13
Mobile Agent technology in support of sales order processing in the virtual enterprisep. 23
Using multiagent systems and the Internet in care services for the ageing societyp. 33
Multiagent perspectives to agile schedulingp. 51
Decentralised resource allocation planning through negotiationp. 67
Scheduling in a Multi-Agent Environmentp. 77
Agents and objects: Towards component integration for manufacturing systems re-engineeringp. 89
Analytical design methodology of agent oriented manufacturing systemsp. 99
Agent-based manufacturing: A database point of viewp. 109
Application of machine learning techniques in water distribution networks assisted by domain expertsp. 121
Fuzzy cognitive map model for supervisory manufacture systemsp. 137
Using of expert systems in evaluation of high-voltage insulating systemsp. 147
Virtual enterprises: A Mexican case studyp. 159
Concurrent engineering in virtual enterprises: The extended CIM-FACE architecturep. 171
Composing enterprise models: The extended and the virtual enterprisep. 185
Basic services for the management of Virtual Enterprises: A case studyp. 197
Secure electronic commerce in virtual enterprises of SMEsp. 207
Extended enterprise communications based on the client / server paradigmp. 219
Telework Business Process Co-ordination - The supporting tool engineering life cyclep. 231
The "coach" methaphor in CSCW decision making system designp. 241
Modeling expertise for selecting manufacturing technologyp. 253
Some artificial intelligent techniques to design robotic systemsp. 265
Support for component based systems: Can contemporary technology cope?p. 279
A CIM application of a multi-agent systemp. 291
Simultaneous design and process planning by indicatorsp. 301
Solving resource-constrained project scheduling problems using tabu searchp. 311
Object oriented modelling of product oriented manufacturing systemsp. 325
Enhanced production flow schema for modeling the complex resource sharing systemp. 335
AOP3S: A balanced approach to model distributed manufacturing systemsp. 345
Perspective: A standards-based manufacturing information systemp. 357
An approach for real-time applications engineeringp. 369
Information systems for eco-effective manufacturingp. 381
Rule-based management of product data in CIM systemsp. 393
Integrating manufacturer and customer: The funSTEP wayp. 403
Integrated product model centred design in a virtual design officep. 413
Information systems requirements specification through the mediation of technical and organizational perspectivesp. 427
Representation of human intent in product modelsp. 437
Assistance systems supporting operators in manufacturingp. 447
Knowledge based methods and tools for TQM in small batch flexible manufacturing and complex assemblyp. 459
Computer aided part programming for improved part quality and productivityp. 469
Using fuzzy logic in high level control functionsp. 481
Fuzzy optimal control of mechanical systemsp. 491
A simple robust fuzzy-logic sliding-mode controller of the diagonal typep. 499
An intelligent pattern recognition algorithm and its application in cutting tool condition monitoring processp. 515
Vision-based sensors for production control - The experience gathered in applicationsp. 525
Integration of manufacturing system and product design wit DMUp. 535
Development of a feature-based computer-assisted fixturing systemp. 545
A contribution to algebraic approach for a CAD/CAPP specificationp. 557
Interactive design of integrated systemsp. 567
Human integration and participation in time constraint workshops with limiting transportation resourcesp. 579
Object-oriented implementation of fuzzy logic systemsp. 589
Scheduling the arrivals in a no-wait flowshop with fuzzy processing timesp. 595
Fuzzy approximation of the functions minimum and maximump. 603
Fuzzy knowledge-based prediction of yeast's morphological characteristics for sparkling wine manufacturingp. 609
Problems of learning in multi-agent systemsp. 615
User interface for multi-agent systems: A case studyp. 625
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ISBN: 9780412846700
ISBN-10: 0412846705
Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 634
Published: 31st August 1998
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 2.42