Flexible flow shop scheduling by intelligent multi-agents

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Abstract

This paper presents some important improvements to a previously proposed intelligent production system dealing with a dynamic flexible flow shop scheduling problem under a multi-stage multi-machine factory environment. These improvements greatly help upgrade the overall system performance under stable demand situations as well as under fluctuated demand situations, build the system robust against demand increase, and raise the systems machine utilization rate. The research objective is to minimize the total earliness and tardiness penalties of all jobs during any given period of time. The system works on the basis of multi-agent feedbacks that are conducted by agents which collect realtime information, make decisions, and work interactively to give corresponding solutions to each job. Comparison between the previous system and the improved one has been carried out, and the experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed improvements under various system situations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2010
Pages113-120
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event8th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2010 - Montreal, QC
Duration: 2010 May 242010 May 26

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Other8th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2010
CityMontreal, QC
Period10/5/2410/5/26

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Weng, W., & Fujimura, S. (2010). Flexible flow shop scheduling by intelligent multi-agents. In 8th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2010 (pp. 113-120). [5489102] https://doi.org/10.1109/SERA.2010.24