Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-2006

Abstract

In this paper, we are concerned with scheduling resources in a multi-tier production/logistics system for multi-indenture goods. Unlike classical production scheduling problems, the problem we study is concerned with local utilities which are private. We present an agent model and investigate an efficient scheme for handling multi-linked agent negotiations. With this scheme we attempt to overcome the drawbacks of sequential negotiations and negotiation parameter settings. Our approach is based on embedding a credit-based negotiation protocol within a local search scheduling algorithm. We demonstrate the computational efficiency and effectiveness of the approach in solving a real-life dynamic production scheduling problem which balances between global production cost and local utilities within the facilities.

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

IEEE/WIC/ACM Int'l Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT) (Also presented in IFIP Workshop on Virtual Environments for Advanced Modeling , Hamburg, Germany, 2006)

First Page

498

Last Page

505

ISBN

9780769527482

Identifier

10.1109/IAT.2006.56

Publisher

IEEE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IAT.2006.56