Edgar Chacón

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The holonic system paradigm derives from the word “Holon” that was coined by Arthur Koestler (Kloester, 1967), and it comes from the composition of the Greek word "holos" that means “the whole” and the suffix "-on" that indicates part. According to Koestler, every holon has the same structure, that is stable, coherent and its components has the same(More)
Organization of a project within an Enterprise network raises several key issues in terms of decision and execution control. The distributed nature of the network requires a high level of autonomy in taking decisions and executing tasks, while operational efficiency calls for an optimal use of human and physical resources, and for efficient coordination(More)
The development of integrated automation systems for continuous production plants is a very complicated process. A variety of factors must be taken into account, such as their different components (e.g., production units control systems, planning systems, financial systems, etc.), the interaction among them, and their different behavior (continuous or(More)
This paper presents a supervisory control scheme based on hybrid systems theory and fuzzy events detection. The fuzzy event detector is a linguistic model, which synthesizes complex relations between process variables and process events incorporating experts' knowledge about the process operation. This kind of detection allows the anticipation of(More)
Integration of the management of production systems has been considered one of the most relevant aspects in the automation process. In this work, authors propose to use abstraction mechanisms of the dynamics of continuous systems, to represent the behavior of processes (hybrid systems), and in this way, to supervise whole process. This work describes the(More)
In continuous production networks such as oil fields, global optimization requires to optimize not only production mechanisms, but also scheduling mechanisms for continuous flows of products through the different units that belong to the production complex. Two functions must be performed in order to efficiently operate a production network: coordination to(More)
Several studies typically arise from the interaction of discrete planning algorithms or control and continuous processes, normally called hybrid control systems. It consists in three distinct levels, the controller, the plant and the interface. Hybrid control systems are conventionally modeled by switching patterns using the whole system instead of atomic(More)
The search for the automation of continuous production systems that are widely distributed, such as: electricity, oil production, water and others, is a complex problemdue to the existence of multiple production units, transport and distribution systems, multiple points of delivery that must be coordinated, the presence of constant changes in the demand and(More)