Multi-agent coordination schemas in decentralized production systems

Gang Li, Yongqiang Li, Linyan Sun, Ping Ji

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Decentralized production systems are considered organizational structures able to match agility and efficiency which are necessary to compete in the global market. One of the challenges faced by the decentralized production systems is to ensure the coordination of heterogenuous decisions of the multi-agent populated production system. In the decentralized production system, the double marginalization makes the upstream agents conservative to build the system optimal capacity. This further makes the system falling into inefficiency. To overcome the system inefficiency, this paper proposes the cost-revenue sharing schema and the transfer-payment schema. These schemas are self-enforcing, which coordinate the capacity decision in the production systems, and allow the system profit to be maximized as well as the agents' profits to be improved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Intelligence and Security - International Conference, CIS 2006, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventInternational Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security, CIS 2006 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 3 Nov 20066 Nov 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4456 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security, CIS 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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