Synchronous Communicating Agents for Parallel Improvement in Transport Logistics

H. Franke, W. Dangelmaier, B. Klöpper, and C. Kösters (Germany)

Keywords

MultiAgentSystems, synchronous communication, asynchronous communication, parallelcomputing, parallel improvement, logistics, transportationlogistics.

Abstract

Globalization and cooperation demands an enormous flexibility of companies to be competitive. They have to react quickly to changes in their environment and within themselves. For these demands, planning adaptive systems is required, which are able to coordinate new information in real-time. Multi-Agent-System can fulfill these requirements but they often generate plans of poor quality. Thus depending on the quality of a solution it is not satisfying to use agents for problems demanding high-quality plans. This paper describes a basic approach to improve the quality plans generated by a multi-agent system.

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