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Information Coordination Using Meta-agents in Information Logistics Processes
Dept of Informatics, Jönköping International Business School.
Uppsala University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9255-9236
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems: KES2008 / [ed] Ignac Lovrek, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2008, 788-798 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to coordinate and deliver information in the right time and to the right place, theories from multi-agent systems and information logistics are combined. We use agents to support supply chain by searching for company specific information. Hence, there are a vast number of agents working at the Internet, simultaneously, which requires supervising agents. In this paper, we suggest using meta-agents to control the behaviour of a number of intelligent agents, where the meta-agents are working with coordination of the communication that takes place in a supply chain system. As an example, we look at a manufacturing company receiving orders on items from customers, which need to be produced. The handling of this distributed information flow can be thought of as an Information Logistics Processes and the similarities of the functioning of processes and intelligent agents’ behaviour are illuminated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2008. 788-798 p.
Keyword [en]
Intelligent agents, Meta-agents, Multi-agent systems, Information Logistics Supply chain
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Communication Studies Computer Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-44432DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85567-5_98ISBN: 978-3-540-85566-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-44432DiVA: diva2:450447
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Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES2008
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QC 20160220

Available from: 2011-10-20 Created: 2011-10-20 Last updated: 2016-02-20Bibliographically approved

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