Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering   »   2008 Vol.2, No.1

 

 

Title: Engineering manufacturing control systems using PROSA and delegate MAS

 

Author: Paul Verstraete, Bart Saint Germain, Paul Valckenaers, Hendrik Van Brussel, Jan Van Belle, Hadeli

 

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 300B, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

 

Abstract: This paper presents a systematic description of a reusable software architecture for multiagent systems in the domain of manufacturing control. The architectural description consolidates the authors' expertise in this area. Until now, the research has taken a manufacturing control perspective of multiagent systems. The research team has focused on providing benefits to the manufacturing control domain by designing a novel type of control system. This paper takes a software architectural perspective of multiagent manufacturing control. The systematic description specifies a software product line architecture for manufacturing control. The paper describes the assets of the software product line architecture and how these assets can be combined.

 

Keywords: multi-agent systems; MASs; software reuse; software architecture; manufacturing control; agent-based systems.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2008.016800

 

Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2008 Vol.2, No.1, pp.62 - 89

 

Available online: 23 Jan 2008

 

 

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