Distributed management of flexible times schedules

  title={Distributed management of flexible times schedules},
  author={Stephen F. Smith and Anthony Gallagher and Terry L. Zimmerman},
We consider the problem of managing schedules in an uncertain, distributed environment. We assume a team of collaborative agents, each responsible for executing a portion of a globally pre-established schedule, but none possessing a global view of either the problem or solution. The goal is to maximize the joint quality obtained from the activities executed by all agents, given that, during execution, unexpected events will force changes to some prescribed activities and reduce the utility of… CONTINUE READING
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