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Air Cargo Transport by Multi-Agent based Planning

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Air Cargo Transport by Multi-Agent based Planning
Most major airlines decide to take new strategies for the competition in the air cargo industry. They are concerned with assigning cargo over flights in creative ways. This paper considers the multi-agent solution for cargo assignment. First we present cargo control principles and introduce the pipelining assignment concept, then the difficulties of traditional operations research solving this assignment are pointed out. After explaining the motivations for agent solution, we propose a robust solution in which the flights are represented as agents and the cargo assignment is viewed as coalition formation process among these agents. Finally, future perspectives are summarized. The main solution idea is that the agents communicate and cooperate with each other to form the best coalitions of delivering the planed shipments, and coalitions get along with available information so that the control principles can be fully performed and air capacity can be best managed.
Keqiang Zhu, M. W. Ludema, Rob E. C. M. van der He
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where HICSS
Authors Keqiang Zhu, M. W. Ludema, Rob E. C. M. van der Heijden
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