Enemy at the gates: Introduction of Multi-Agents in a Terminal Information Community.

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Lawrence Henesey, Johanna Törnquist
Title: Enemy at the gates: Introduction of Multi-Agents in a Terminal Information Community.
Conference name: Ports and Marinas
Year: 2002
Pagination: 23-32
ISBN: 1853129232
Publisher: WIT Press
City: Rhodos (Greece)
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science (Institutionen för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap)
Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/eng/ipd/
Authors e-mail: larry.henesey@bth.se, johanna.tornquist@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The multi-agent system (MAS) approach which offers suitable means of control, coordination and management in container terminal domain is discussed. The transport providers and actors can improve individual performance and service by sharing information with introduction of 'information society' to logistics chains. The actors involved in physical and information flows are mapped with agents who have abilities to search, coordinate, communicate and negotiate with other agents in order to complete the specified gaol in MAS approach. The information society members benefits from information sharing with use of multi-agents.
Subject: Computer Science\General
Keywords: Port terminals, Costs, Logistics, Freight transportation, Cargo handling, Scheduling, Decision support systems, Computer science, Information technology, Software engineering
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