Abstract—In this paper, a multi agent based decentralized decision making approach is presented for allocating resources and scheduling of distributed multiple projects. The resource allocation and scheduling is performed cooperatively and collectively by a group of autonomous project agents, resource agents and a mediator agent. We propose a price mechanism that allows project agents to bid for the needed resources. A new contract net protocol (CNP) concept is used for negotiations and coordination among the agents. This approach is successfully applied on an example problem.
Index Terms—CNP; bidding; Multiagent; Multi project; Scheduling.
Sunil Adhau is with the Mechanical Engineering Department, Government Polytechnic Pune 411016 INDIA (*corresponding author mobile: +91-9922370325; fax: +91-020-25656217; e-mail: suniladhau@ gmail.com).
M. L. Mittal is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, JAIPUR 302017 INDIA. (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Sunil Adhau and M. L. Mittal, "A Multiagent Based System for Resource Allocation and Scheduling of Distributed Projects," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 524-528, 2012.