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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Communications of SIWN|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2008|
- distributed automation
- intelligent manufacturing
- multi-agent system