Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-25067
Title: A multi-agent perspective on intermodal transport chains
Author(s): Funk, Petra
Vierke, Gero
Bürckert, Hans-Jürgen
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1998
OPUS Source: Kaiserslautern ; Saarbrücken : DFKI, 1998
SWD key words: Künstliche Intelligenz
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: Modern production and logistics methods, such as outsourcing, depot free production or just in time delivery require efficient transport systems. Inter-connecting different modes of transport, i.e. intermodality comprises the key to this efficiency. We model an intermodal transport chain and the flows of goods within it, using multi-agent technology. Each transport operator is represented by an active software agent, capable of planning, communicating, and co-operating with the other agents in the chain. Vehicles in transit are modelled as holonic agent societies, controlled by a distinguished agent. This agent can dynamically modify existing plans, even during execution time. Intermodal transport orders are planned and monitored by an intermodal planning competence, encapsulated in an intelligent agent. This agent negotiates with the transport operator agents in the chain in order to establish a joint transport and transhipment plan. In addition it monitors the execution of this plan as a mobile agent, migrating through the telecommunications network, as the respective cargo is moved in the physical world.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-39129
Series name: Technical memo / Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz [ISSN 0946-0071]
Series volume: 98-06
Date of registration: 8-Jul-2011
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - DFKI Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
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