An Approach to Collaborative Scheduling Through Group Decision Support
Ana Almeida, and Goreti Marreiros
Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Group, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal
The model we present supporting collaborative scheduling in complex dynamic manufacturing environments, considers the interaction between an agent-based scheduling module (ASM) and a group decision support module (GDSM). The ASM outputs a set of candidate scheduling solutions, each generated based on specific criteria and/or by a particular method. Scheduling is a multicriteria decision problem in practice where different schedulers may agree on key objectives but differ greatly on their relative importance in any given situation. Interaction among scheduling actors is supported by the GDSM selecting a scheduling solution.
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