Agent-based process industrial automation reconfiguration

Na Luo, Wenli Du, Feng Qian, Rongbin Qi, Huaglory Tianfield

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    Nowadays agility in business requires building a reconfigurable process automation system that can be quickly re-organized as and when the available flexibility within process system has been fully exploited. Agent-based process industrial automation is found to be an effective approach to reconfiguration of distributed automation systems. This paper gives structure and basic methods to construct a multi-agent based reconfigurable process automation system. After discussing how to decompose the process systems to agents, ontology of the system is given. How to define agent and communication between agents is also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)140-144
    Number of pages5
    JournalCommunications of SIWN
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008


    • distributed automation
    • intelligent manufacturing
    • multi-agent system
    • ontology


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