A holonic architecture of the concurrent integrated process planning system

Jie Zhang, Liang Gao, Tung Sun Chan, Peigen Li

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This paper describes a conceptual architecture of applying holon to process planning (PP) for integrating design, PP, and shop floor scheduling so that a concurrent integrated process planning system (CIPPS) is constructed. The problem in PP has been mapped onto a holonic architecture based on multistage cooperation. A holonic architecture for CIPPS integrates all the activities of PP into a distributed intelligent open environment. Holons for CIPPS can be organized dynamically, and cooperate with each other to perform an appointed task flexibly. In addition, using CORBA technology, a prototype system of the CIPPS is implemented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3 SPEC
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • CAD
  • Holon
  • Integration
  • Process planning
  • Production scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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