Supporting Evolution in a Multi-Agent Cooperative Design Environment

Liu, Hong, Tang, Ming Xi, & Frazer, John H. (2002) Supporting Evolution in a Multi-Agent Cooperative Design Environment. Advances in Engineering Software, 33(6), pp. 319-328.

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New architectures for next-generation of computer-aided design environments need to be distributed, evolutive, and cooperative. This paper presents a multi-agent design environment that supports cooperative and evolutionary design by cooperation of a group of agents. Multi-agent system architecture offers a promising framework with its novel approach for dynamically creating and managing agent communities in widely distributed and ever-changing design environments; while the genetic algorithm based approach provides a foundation for supporting evolutionary and innovative design abilities. The computational and information processing processes involved in. evolutionary and distributed environment are discussed in this paper. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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ID Code: 11347
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: multi, agent system, cooperative design, evolutionary computing, improved genetic algorithm
DOI: 10.1016/S0965-9978(02)00039-X
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 2002 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:40

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