A holonic approach to dynamic manufacturing scheduling

Paulo Leitão*, Francisco Restivo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Manufacturing scheduling is a comp1ex combinatorial problem, particularly in distributed and dynamic environments. This paper presents a holonic approach to manufacturing scheduling, which in opposite to traditional approaches, distributes the scheduling functions over several entities, combining their calculation power and local optimization. In this scheduling and control approach, the scheduling mechanism evolves dynamically to combine optimized scheduling, achieved by central entities, and distributed scheduling, improving its responsiveness and robustness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology For Balanced Manufacturing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP TC5, WG 5.5 Seventh International Conference on Information Technology for Balanced Automation Systems in Manufacturing and Services...
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736


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