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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Holonic Manufacturing

Had only briefly heard of the term holonic manufacturing, an overview here. Had never heard of Anemona, a book on the topic is about to be released: ANEMONA: A Multi-agent Methodology for Holonic Manufacturing Systems:

"ANEMONA is a multi-agent system (MAS) methodology for holonic manufacturing system (HMS) analysis and design. ANEMONA defines a mixed top-down and bottom-up development process, and provides HMS-specific guidelines to help designers identify and implement holons. The analysis phase is defined in two stages: System Requirements Analysis, and Holon Identification and Specification. ... The next stage is Holon Design, a bottom-up process to produce the system architecture from the analysis models. ... The book will be of interest to researchers and students involved in artificial intelligence and software engineering, and manufacturing engineers in industry and academia ... "

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