Agent based material transfer scheduling in steel works

Junji Kikuchi, Masami Konishi, Jun Imai

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Abstract

In steel works, locomotives are used to transport products between factories. To attain the stable production, it is necessary to make an appropriate route plan for transferring products between plants effectively and smoothly. However, in a large-scale transportation system of steel works, a lot of products with variety of specification and weight are are treated. As the result, calculation time to make route plan increases, and it is difficult to correspond to frequent transfer request. In this paper, product transfer route planning method in steel works using autonomous decentralized agent is proposed. In the proposal method, each locomotive is considered as an agent, and each locomotive makes the route plan autonomously. In route planning, the problem is to determine transfer route to minimize transportation time with avoiding the collision of locomotives. The entire route plan is cooperatively optimized by each agent repeating an individual optimization of route plan and information exchange.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007 - Kumamoto, Japan
Duration: Sep 5 2007Sep 7 2007

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007
CountryJapan
CityKumamoto
Period9/5/079/7/07

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Locomotives
Scheduling
Steel
Paper products
Planning
Industrial plants
Specifications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Kikuchi, J., Konishi, M., & Imai, J. (2008). Agent based material transfer scheduling in steel works. In Second International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007 [4427752] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICICIC.2007.119

Agent based material transfer scheduling in steel works. / Kikuchi, Junji; Konishi, Masami; Imai, Jun.

Second International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007. 2008. 4427752.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kikuchi, J, Konishi, M & Imai, J 2008, Agent based material transfer scheduling in steel works. in Second International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007., 4427752, 2nd International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007, Kumamoto, Japan, 9/5/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICICIC.2007.119
Kikuchi J, Konishi M, Imai J. Agent based material transfer scheduling in steel works. In Second International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007. 2008. 4427752 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICICIC.2007.119
Kikuchi, Junji ; Konishi, Masami ; Imai, Jun. / Agent based material transfer scheduling in steel works. Second International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, ICICIC 2007. 2008.
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