Basit Ahmed Khan

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Agent systems are a way to increase flexibility of manufacturing execution systems (MES) by scheduling tasks in a distributed autonomous way. Usage of autonomous, collaborative agents and off-the-shelf hardware and software components yet introduce vulnerabilities. This article presents a structural security model for protecting a distributed agent system(More)
Agent based systems allows to introduce additional flexibility to distributed control systems (DCS) in manufacturing. Shifting decision making processes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the manufacturing execution system (MES) allows to react in more flexible manner to changes in orders and shop floor environment. The definition of an appropriate(More)
RFIDs (Radio Frequency Identification) are used for identification of products in manifold areas including industrial automation. Their ability to identify products tremendously supports keeping control over the products in a plant and to set the basis for decisions to optimize the production process. Agent systems, on the other hand, offer a possibility to(More)
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