Title: Engineering manufacturing control systems using PROSA and delegate MAS

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

Addresses: 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

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

Published online: 23 Jan 2008 *

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