The research of holonic and agent-based systems is developing rapidly, as is the community around this RaD topic. Despite the fact that real-life practical implementations of such systems remain surprisingly rare, the leaders in different branches of industry feel that the holonic and agent-based systems represent the only way to manage and control very complex, highly distributed systems in the future. The relevant RaD gains more and more support from both industry as well as academic sources. Quite naturally, the number of scientific events aimed at the subject field is also growing rapidly. We can see new lines of conferences like INDIN, while we can observe a strong focus of the already well-established conferences, like INCOM or ETFA, being shifted toward holonic and agent-based manufacturing systems. This is a good sign of the increasing recognition and importance of the field. We are convinced of the worth and importance of the continuation of the HoloMAS events, which have served as pioneering melting pots for ideas connected with distributed decision making and control in industry and which have already gained international reputation.The color saturation of the background under each number in the table is proportional to its value for better visibility of ... the IDs (EPC codes) of passing boxes and provide them to the gates to be able to properly direct the shuttle; a Fanuc M6ianbsp;...
|Title||:||Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems for Manufacturing|
|Author||:||Vladimir Marik, Valeriy Vyatkin, Armando Walter Colombo|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-08-22|