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Agent-based virtual enterprise modeling and operation control

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5 Author(s)
Hongmei Gou ; The State CIMS Eng. & Res. Center, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, China ; Biqing Huang ; Wenhuang Liu ; Yu Li
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We propose an agent-based virtual enterprise model and provide the agent collaboration mechanisms under the model, thereby achieving agent-based virtual enterprise modeling and operation control. We establish a network of distributed activity agents and resource agents for each member enterprise, collaborations among which can deal with activity precedence arrangements and activity-resource assignments in each sub-business-process. Then, we model each member enterprise in the virtual enterprise as an agent. Collaborations among member enterprise agents can deal with activity coordination and resource sharing among various sub-business-processes. Thus, our agent-based approach achieves distributed control over the whole business process execution of the virtual enterprise

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Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2001 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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