A study on real-time scheduling of Holonic Manufacturing Systems 3rd report, modeling of decision criteria of utility values for estimation of future status of HMS

Koji Iwamura, Norihiro Okubo, Yoshitaka Tanimizu, Nobuhiro Sugimura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


This paper deals with a real-time scheduling system of HMS (Holonic Manufacturing System). Simulation based procedures have been proposed and implemented to estimate the future status of HMS and to determine the utility values, in the previous paper. The objective of this research is to improve the estimation procedure of the future status of HMS. A neural network model is proposed to represent the decision criteria of the utility values of the job holons and the resource holons. The neural network model proposed here is used by the job holons and the resource holons, in order that a holon estimates the future status of the HMS for selecting its suitable utility values in the real-time scheduling process. Some case studies are carried out for verifying the effectiveness of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Estimation of Future Status
  • Holonic Manufacturing System
  • Modeling of Decision Criteria
  • Neural Network
  • Real-time Scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this