Nanchang, China May 22 - 24, 2009

Nanchang, China May 22 - 24, 2009

WISA 2009

WISA 2009

Second International Symposium on

Web Information Systems and Applications

Second International Symposium on

Web Information Systems and Applications

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Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Web Information Systems and Applications (WISA 2009)

Nanchang, China, May 22-24, 2009

Editors: Fei Yu, Jiexian Zeng, and Guangxue Yue

AP Catalog Number: AP-PROC-CS-09CN001

ISBN: 978-952-5726-00-8 (Print), 978-952-5726-01-5 (CD-ROM)

Page(s): 525-528

Dynamic Mechanisms of Task-assignment for Virtual Enterprises Based on Multi-agent Theory

Shen Chenglin, Zhang Xinxin

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Abstract

With increased global competition and ever-changing customer demands, manufacturing enterprises have to cope with changing markets that are unpredictable and diverse, which leads to the emergence of the virtual enterprise (VE). On the other hand, as enterprises concentrate on their core competencies and economic benefit VEs is becoming a growing trend. In a VE, any member enterprise should take initiative in involvement according to the internal production condition, which is changing dynamically with independent management sovereignty. Just under the environment, this paper develops a dynamic multi-agent-based task assignment system including Production agent, Information control center agent, Task Agent and Resource Agent, for VEs, attempting to address the selection of individually managed partners and the process of assigning tasks to them. Finally, decision-making mechanisms of task assignment such as partner-selection decisions, resource agent-selection decisions as well as task-selection decisions were studied.

Index Terms

virtual enterprise, dynamic mechanisms of task-assignment; multi-agent; task-assignment system

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