A Co-Evolutionary Contract Net-Based Framework for Distributed Manufacturing Execution Systems
A manufacturing execution system (MES) is the information system of a process which actively collects processes and analyses the materials, semi-finished goods, finished goods, machine time, cost etc. on the production site in real time and monitors work in progress (WIP). In this work we present a service recommender system for active services according to service requestors’ goal in manufacturing execution system -workflows. The system is modeled as a multi-agent environment where clients and service agents negotiate using a Co-evolutionary Contract-Net (CeCN).It will improve the MES performance and capability and operating costs significantly.
Hun Guo, Zuo Dunwen, Tang Guoxing
R. Wang "A Co-Evolutionary Contract Net-Based Framework for Distributed Manufacturing Execution Systems", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 142, pp. 6-10, 2011