Multi-site collaboration design for air cargo planning

Pearl C C Shum, Vincent To Yee Ng

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Abstract

The paper is about the design of an agent-based framework of multi-site cargo planning system for the air freight forwarding industry. Currently, most of the air freight forwarders still generate loading plans individually. We propose to streamline effectiveness of cargo handling with a multi-site collaborative solution. Our approach is based on the intelligent agent technology, bin packing heuristic and the inter-site workflow protocol. The major problems being tackled are (1) how to make the best estimation of the equipments required; (2) how to load the cargoes under the minimum cost in the standalone site case and (3) optimization of space and cargo loading cost under the multiple sites case. A prototype has been developed to illustrate the operation s of our framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 14th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2010
Pages635-641
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event2010 14th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 14 Apr 201016 Apr 2010

Conference

Conference2010 14th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period14/04/1016/04/10

Keywords

  • Air cargo planning
  • Bin packing
  • Multi-agent system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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