Multi-agent-based smart cargo tracking system
by Lixin Zhou; Catherine Xiaocui Lou; Yiran Chen; Yaxi Xia; Ping Li
International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), Vol. 8, No. 1, 2015

Abstract: Cargo tracking system plays an important role in logistics and supply chain management. This paper presents an agent-based intelligent cargo tracking system including agent structures and system architecture which is based on the internet of things. At first, the concept and methods of cargo information modelling are introduced. Cargo information includes static information and dynamic information. The cargo information model can be used in the whole life cycle of a cargo and includes all information needed for logistics chain management. Then, the cargo information contents and structure are explained prior to the proposed intelligent cargo tracking system. In this system, a model that includes all information needed in logistics chain management is used in the tracking of a product lifecycle. The paper illustrates the implementation of the proposed intelligent cargo tracking system and its application. Effective monitoring and controlling of the entire cargo conveyance process with anytime-anywhere features is implemented.

Online publication date: Wed, 24-Dec-2014

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