Performance of Time-Bound Negotiation in Agent-Based Manufacturing Control

Wing Lok YEUNG

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Abstract

Agent-based software technology plays an impor- tant role in the manufacturing industry for achieving agility. Shop floor control applications can be designed based on the paradigm of agent negotiation to cope with variabilities and disturbances in the production environment. This often involves the contract net protocol (CNP) and previous research has suggested that the timing parameters of CNP can affect significantly the performance of agent negotiation. This work extends our knowledge in this area of research by considering the performance effects of the combinatorial variations of these parameters in a discrete-event simulation case study. The results provide not only a deeper understanding of the time-bound agent negotiation process, but also insights into the performance fine-tuning of CNP-based control schemes.c
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2012 Vol III
PublisherInternational Association of Engineers
ISBN (Print)9789881925220
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
EventThe 2012 International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management - United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherInternational Association of Engineers
ISSN (Print)2078-0958
ISSN (Electronic)2078-0966

Conference

ConferenceThe 2012 International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period4/07/126/07/12
OtherInternational Association of Engineers (IAENG)

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Keywords

  • multi-agent systems
  • negotiation protocol
  • sim- ulation
  • work-in-progress
  • cycle time

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YEUNG, W. L. (2012). Performance of Time-Bound Negotiation in Agent-Based Manufacturing Control. In Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2012 Vol III (Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science). International Association of Engineers. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/71a7/1ad9d0ee36c8a1fece0986de84a3ec1599af.pdf