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IJMO 2012 Vol.2(4): 524-528 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2012.V2.175

A Multiagent Based System for Resource Allocation and Scheduling of Distributed Projects

Sunil Adhau and M. L. Mittal

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: mlmittal.mnit@gmail.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.

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