Decentralized asynchronous optimization of stochastic discrete event systems

  title={Decentralized asynchronous optimization of stochastic discrete event systems},
  author={F. J. Vazquez-Abad and C. G. Cassandras and Vibhor Julka},
  journal={Proceedings of 1995 34th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},
  pages={3632-3637 vol.4}
We propose and analyze decentralized asynchronous control structures for the parametric optimization of stochastic discrete event systems (DES) consisting of K distributed components. We use a stochastic approximation type of optimization scheme driven by gradient estimates of a global performance measure with respect to local control parameters. The estimates are obtained in distributed and asynchronous fashion at the K components based on local state information only. We identify two… CONTINUE READING

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