Multiagent Engineering: Theory and Applications in Enterprises

Overview

This book gives detailed descriptions of the development of two large scale multiagent systems: Agent.Hospital and Agent.Enterprise. These two systems have been developed in close cooperation with more than 20 enterprises and hospitals. They demonstrate clearly that multiagent technology has a great potential for innovative information systems, if a high degree of flexibility of the overall systems is required, e.g. because human actors and technical systems exhibit a great degree of local autonomy, or if the ...

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Overview

This book gives detailed descriptions of the development of two large scale multiagent systems: Agent.Hospital and Agent.Enterprise. These two systems have been developed in close cooperation with more than 20 enterprises and hospitals. They demonstrate clearly that multiagent technology has a great potential for innovative information systems, if a high degree of flexibility of the overall systems is required, e.g. because human actors and technical systems exhibit a great degree of local autonomy, or if the work environment is highly dynamic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642068485
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Series: International Handbooks on Information Systems Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 626
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Management Summary.- Management Summary.- What Agents Are and What They Are Good For.- Agents.- From Agents to Multiagent Systems.- Flexibility of Multiagent Systems.- Application Examples I: Agent.Enterprise.- Agent.Enterprise in a Nutshell.- Integrated Process Planning and Production Control.- Benchmarking of Multiagent Systems in a Production Planning and Control Environment.- Distributed Hierarchical Production Control for Wafer Fabs Using an Agent-Based System Prototype.- Supply Chain Event Management With Software Agents.- Trust-Based Distributed Supply-Web Negotiations.- Application Examples II: Agent.Hospital.- Agent.Hospital — Health Care Applications of Intelligent Agents.- Artificial Software Agents as Representatives of Their Human Principals in Operating-Room-Team-Forming.- Agent-Based Information Logistics.- Agent-Based Patient Scheduling in Hospitals.- Adaptivity and Scheduling.- Active, Medical Documents in Health Care.- Self-Organized Scheduling in Hospitals by Connecting Agents and Mobile Devices.- Agent Engineering.- The Engineering Process.- Requirements Engineering.- Interaction Design.- Architectural Design.- Semantics for Agents.- Towards Dependable Agent Systems.- Tools and Standards.- From Testing to Theorem Proving.- Evaluation.- Benchmarking of Multiagent Systems.- Simulation.- Legal Consequences of Agent Deployment.

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