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A Collaborative Framework to support Scheduling decisions

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2 Author(s)
Ana Almeida ; Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research (GECAD) unit at the Institute of Engineering ¿ Polytechnic of Porto, Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal, phone: +351 228340500; e-mail: ana@dei.isep.ipp.pt. ; Goreti Marreiros

The scheduling process involves many actors representing different manufacturing perspectives, such as management, customer-service, manufacturing, quality assurance and distribution. There is a great need to give support to those actors. In this work we propose to address the scheduling problem through a collaborative framework Our model considers the interaction between an agent based scheduling module and a group decision support module. The agent based scheduling module encapsulate several scheduling algorithms generating a set of candidate solutions, each one of them according a specific criteria. The group decision support module supports the interaction between the scheduling actors envisaging the selection of a scheduling solution.

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2006 4th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics

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16-18 Aug. 2006