The area of modelling and controlling intermodal terminal systems is relatively new. The paradigms of Discrete Event Systems for modelling and of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) for distributed control seem promising. Many research attempts developed modelling and simulation tools but no standard exists. This paper presents a Discrete Event System model of the agents introduced to describe how a distributed control of the terminal activities can be achieved. The interactions between four classes of agents are detailed. The approach is useful to develop a simulation platform to test MAS efficiency in terminal management and to measure the performance of static or adapted control strategies.
|Titolo:||A Discrete-Event System Approach to Multi-Agent Distributed Control of Container Terminals|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Nome del convegno:||4th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, ICINCO 2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0001633603000305|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|