WIT Press


Toward thermodynamics of real-time scheduling



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V10-N3-213-223

Volume

Volume 10 (2015), Issue 3

Pages

10

Page Range

213 - 223

Author(s)

I. MAYOROV & P. SKOBELEV

Abstract

The modern problem of real-time resource management to increase enterprise efficiency is considered.

A new look at the dynamic self-organizing processes based on multi-agent technologies in building and revising schedules by events in real time is suggested. Schedule is considered as a flexible network of operations of demand and resource agents. This schedule is formed during the interactions of basic agent classes that set and break the dynamic links between each other, depending on the events and changing situation in the real world.

A thermodynamic model of demand–resource network (DRN) dynamics is introduced. There is a similarity to Ilya Prigogine’s non-linear thermodynamics theory which allows us to explain the phenomenon of unstable equilibrium emergence, order and chaos, catastrophes, bifurcations and other non-linear events that are significant to the self-organizing processes control in multi-agent systems (MASs).

Keywords

adaptability, chaos and order, complex systems, demand–resource network, multi-agent technology, network dynamics model, non-equilibrium, real-time scheduling, self-organizing.