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Author(s): Eugénio da Costa Oliveira
António Jesus Monteiro de Castro
Title: A multi-agent system for intelligent monitoring of airline operations
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: There are quite a few solutions for crew scheduling, including some commercial applications. The same happens for aircraft scheduling and for flight scheduling including revenue management. However, the airline operations problem did not receive the same attention has the other airline scheduling problems. In this paper we introduce this problem and report thework we are doing in the development of a Distributed Multi-agent System that will be capable of dealing with the crew and aircraft recovery problem, during the airline operations phase. The MAS deals with different operational bases and all bases cooperate to find the solutions to the local problems. Robustness is a key feature and we achieve that through redundancyin finding the possible solutions to the problem, using agents that compete in finding for the best solution to be applied. To be an Intelligent System some kind of learning must be available. We are using learning to define the crew members profile, to learn the use of stand by crew members and include this learning in future crew scheduling and in suggesting newsolutions based on previous decisions. Finally, we would like to explore the possibility of having a kind of electronic market for available crew members/aircrafts among airline companies, to be used in crew and aircraft recovery. This would work as a market of solutions to specificlocal problems and these solutions would compete with the recommended local solutions. To develop the system the latest MAS methodologies, frameworks, tools and technologies will be used. This includes GAIA, JADE, Agent-web services and IBM Rational suite of tools.
Subject: Engenharia de computadores, Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Source: Proceedings of EUMAS 05 , 3rd European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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