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Multiagent Systems for Manufacturing Control : A Design Methodology - Stefan Bussmann

Multiagent Systems for Manufacturing Control

A Design Methodology

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The ability of production companies to rapidly develop and deploy effective and efficient control systems is critical for success in the consumer-driven environment of contemporary manufacturing. This book presents a novel approach to the design of manufacturing control systems, based around the idea of agents, semiautonomous decision makers that cooperate to process goods and meet orders. This new methodology is DACS Designing Agent-based Control Systems. Developed at DaimlerChryslers research labs in Berlin, DACS is the first methodology specifically produced for the design of agent-based control systems. Beginning with a detailed overview of agent technologies, manufacturing control, and design methodologies, the book explains the DACS methodology and illustrates it by way of detailed case studies. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in agent systems, manufacturing control, and software methodologies.

From the reviews:

"This book provides a good introductory treatment of multiagent technology and production control systems. ... This book also provides useful and timely references for manufacturing control engineers, computer scientists, and other researchers who are interested in studying multiagent systems and manufacturing control. ... In conclusion, this book is well organized and easy to read. ... This book is also an excellent reference to many of research efforts currently under way addressing various aspects of agent-based manufacturing control." (Dr. J. Ren, Robotica, Vol. 23, 2005)

"This is another book in the Springer Series on Agent Technology ... . An excellent reference section finally completes, with a book index, an essential text for anyone working in this field. ... All new methodology such as DACS deserves to be introduced in a competent manner and there is no doubt that the authors have achieved their aims and also their stated goal of enabling a control engineer with little experience to-apply successfully the results of their researches." (D. M. Hutton, Kybernetes, Vol. 35 (9), 2006)

Preface
Introduction
Agent-Based Production Control
Design Methodologies
The DACS Methodology for Production Control
Evaluation of the DACS Methodology
Conclusion
Example Characterisations
Industrial Case
Third-Party Reviews
References
Index
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ISBN: 9783540209249
ISBN-10: 3540209247
Series: Springer Series on Agent Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 21st June 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.34