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A multi-agent based approach for dynamic multi-project scheduling
by Sunil R. Adhau; M.L. Mittal
International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (IJAOM), Vol. 3, No. 3/4, 2011


Abstract: The earlier research in the area of multi-project scheduling is primarily focused on developing efficient priority rules for setting of due dates for new projects, resource allocation to the active projects, and activity scheduling. The priority rule-based heuristics suffer from the drawbacks of providing poor quality schedules and inflexibility. Recently, the artificial intelligence techniques such as multi-agent technology have been applied for scheduling the static multi-project problems. This paper proposes a multi-agent based framework to solve a distributed resource constrained dynamic multi-project scheduling problem. The architecture of the system is developed and the cooperative negotiation framework of various self-managing agents is described.

Online publication date: Thu, 09-Feb-2012


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