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Cooperative Scheduling System with Emergent Swarm based Behavior

Ana Madureira
GECAD Research Group School of Engineering Polytechnic of Porto
Portugal

Ivo Pereira
GECAD Research Group School of Engineering Polytechnic of Porto
Portugal

Diamantino Falcão
GECAD Research Group School of Engineering Polytechnic of Porto
Portugal

Abstract:
This paper presents a Swarm based Cooperation Mechanism for scheduling optimization. We intend to conceptualize real manufacturing systems as interacting autonomous entities in order to support decision making in agile manufacturing environments. Agents coordinate their actions automatically without human supervision considering a common objective – global scheduling solution taking advantages from collective behavior of species through implicit and explicit cooperation. The performance of the cooperation mechanism will be evaluated consider implicit cooperation at first stage through ACS, PSO and ABC algorithms and explicit through cooperation mechanism application.

 

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