Real-time co-ordinated scheduling using a genetic algorithm

G. Coates, A.H.B. Duffy, R.I. Whitfield, W. Hills, P. Sen

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Real-time co-ordination is an emerging approach to operational engineering management aimed at being more comprehensive and widely applicable than existing approaches. Schedule management is a key characteristic of operational co-ordination related to managing the planning and dynamic assignment of tasks to resources, and the enactment of the resulting schedules, throughout a changeable process. This paper presents the application of an agent-oriented system, called the Design Co-ordination System, to an industrial case study in order to demonstrate the appropriate use of a genetic algorithm for the purpose of real-time scheduling. The application demonstrates that real-time co-ordinated scheduling can provide significant reductions in time to complete the computational design process.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event5th International Conference on Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture - Exeter, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Apr 200218 Apr 2002


Conference5th International Conference on Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture
Abbreviated titleACDM'02
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • design coordination
  • design engineering
  • adaptive computing
  • scheduling
  • real-time
  • co-ordinated
  • genetic algorithm

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