Formal Tools for Management of Manufacturing Systems: A Multi Agents System Approach
Doriana M. D’Addona*, and Alessandro A. Bruzzone**
*Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II
P.le Tecchio 80, I-80125 Naples, Italy
**Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Energetica, Gestionale e dei Trasporti, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
To overcome the consequences of the 2008 crisis on the real sector, especially manufacturing, Industry 4.0 gives guidelines to drive production by emphasizing technological innovations, such as industrial internet, cloud manufacturing, etc. The proposed paper focuses on cognitive manufacturing within the framework of the emergent synthesis paradigm. Specifically, the structuring process by which the manufacturing assets are organized to provide the finished goods is analyzed. The study is carried out by considering the analogies between manufacturing and other inventive processes supported by formal tools such as formal languages, semantic webs, and multi agent system.
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