Simulating the generic job shop as a multi-agent system

  title={Simulating the generic job shop as a multi-agent system},
  author={Rong Zhou and Heow Pueh Lee and Andrew Y. C. Nee},
  journal={Int. J. Intell. Syst. Technol. Appl.},
A model combining Discrete Event System (DES) and Multi-Agent System (MAS) is proposed to simulate a real-time job shop so that it can work as a test bed to systematically study the performance of control rules and algorithms in dynamic job shop scheduling. A definition of a generic job shop is given considering dynamic events, shop floor layout and the Material Handling System (MHS). It is first simulated as a DES and then implemented as an MAS so that data recording and analysis can be… 

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