The Environment: An Essential Abstraction for Managing Complexity in MAS-Based Manufacturing Control

  title={The Environment: An Essential Abstraction for Managing Complexity in MAS-Based Manufacturing Control},
  author={Paul Valckenaers and Tom Holvoet},
In the last ten years, we have been researching multi-agent systems for manufacturing control, and gained elaborate experience both in fundamental research as well as in practical case studies. Today, we reflect on our work and make two observations. The first observation is that MAS software for realworld manufacturing control is enormously complex in that numerous aspects, both conceptual and pragmatic, need to be integrated. A second observation is that the environment has been playing a… CONTINUE READING

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