Accession Number : ADA311102

Title :   Coordinated Negotiated Search: A Generic Framework for Distributed Planning, Scheduling, and Resource Allocation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 92-14 May 95,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Lesser, Victor R.

PDF Url : ADA311102

Report Date : 25 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Central to our approach is the creation of a Coordinated Negotiated Search (CNS) framework--one that views negotiation and coordination as integral parts of the cooperative search process for a solution mutually acceptable to all agents. This framework integrates a wide range-of negotiation strategies for different situations. The specific applications we have used to exemplify the coordination and negotiation issues of DPSRA systems are airline terminal resource scheduling (gates, fuel trucks, bag trucks, etc.), multi-depot vehicle routing, and cooperative agent design of steam condensers.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *SCHEDULING, *ALLOCATIONS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *NEGOTIATIONS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DISTRIBUTION, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), COMMERCIAL AVIATION, CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, PROBLEM SOLVING, SEARCHING, RESOURCES, FUEL TRUCKS, ROUTING, PARTS, ARCHITECTURE, AIRPORTS, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, STEAM CONDENSERS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE