A generic reconfigurable agent model for distributed manufacturing system

Qing Wang, Kai Leung Yung, Wai Hung Ip

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Agent-Based System have been considered to be a powerful methodology in developing competent manufacturing management systems controlling the whole manufacturing cycle in a distributed manner. This paper reviews the technologies about ABS and proposes a Generic Reconfigurable Agent Model (GRAM): an XML-based framework implemented by Java. This model excels in its flexibility and adaptability to reconfigure distributed manufacturing. It can be applied either to develop an intelligent ABS or to integrate with legacy systems. Experiments show that it is easy to embed intelligence or knowledge in the GRAM application. The GRAM employs the dominant paradigm with client-server mechanism, providing agent clients with more ability to utilize agent resources through controllable XML-based communication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2006 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 4 Oct 20066 Oct 2006


Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Mathematics(all)

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