Supporting Dynamic Management in a Multi-Agent Collaborative Design System

Liu, Hong, Tang, Ming Xi, & Frazer, John H. (2004) Supporting Dynamic Management in a Multi-Agent Collaborative Design System. Advances in Engineering Software, 35(8-9), pp. 493-502.

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In this paper, we propose a multi-agent collaborative design system in which human designers and software agents interact with each other, exchange design information and keep track of state information to assist with collaborative design. The hierarchical multi-agent system architecture offers a promising framework with their novel approaches for dynamically creating and managing design tasks in widely distributed and ever-changing design environments while the knowledge based design approach provide a foundation for supporting reusable design abilities. The storage of design knowledge and the collaborative design process involved in this environment are introduced in this paper. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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ID Code: 11328
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: multi, agent system, collaborative design, design agent, design knowledge environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2004.06.007
ISSN: 0965-9978
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:24

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