A Mulit-agent Methodology for Holonic Manufacturing Systems

  • Vicente Botti
  • Adriana Giret

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-3
  3. Backgrounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Pages 21-38
  4. Methodology for Holonic Manufacturing System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Pages 41-57
    3. Pages 59-90
  5. Evaluation and Case Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Pages 143-200
    3. Pages 201-204
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-214

About this book


ANEMONA is a multi-agent system (MAS) methodology for holonic manufacturing system (HMS) analysis and design, based on HMS requirements. ANEMONA defines a mixed top-down and bottom-up development process, and provides HMS-specific guidelines to help the designer in identifying and implementing holons. In ANEMONA, the specified HMS is divided into concrete aspects that form different "views" of the system.

The development process of ANEMONA provides clear and HMS-specific modeling guidelines for HMS designers, and complete development phases for the HMS life cycle. The analysis phase is defined in two stages: System Requirements Analysis, and Holon Identification and Specification. This analysis provides high-level HMS specifications from the requirements, adopting a top-down recursive approach. An advantage of this recursive analysis is that its results, i.e. the analysis models, provide a set of elementary elements and assembling rules. The next stage is Holon Design, a bottom-up process to produce the system architecture from the analysis models of the previous stage. The Holons Implementation stage produces an Executable Code for the SetUp and Configuration stage. Finally, maintenances functions are executed in the Operation and Maintenance stage.

ANEMONA: A Multi-agent Methodology for Holonic Manufacturing Systems will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students involved in artificial intelligence and software engineering, as well as to manufacturing engineers in industry and academia.


Development Methodology Holonic Manufacturing Systems Intelligent Manufacturing Systems holonic manufacturing system manufacturing multi-agent systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Vicente Botti
    • 1
  • Adriana Giret
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación (DSIC)Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-309-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-310-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-5168
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