Preprint Review Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

A Review on Control and Optimisation of Multi-Agent Systems and Complex Networks for Systems Engineering

Version 1 : Received: 23 January 2020 / Approved: 24 January 2020 / Online: 24 January 2020 (14:27:32 CET)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Herrera, M.; Pérez-Hernández, M.; Kumar Parlikad, A.; Izquierdo, J. Multi-Agent Systems and Complex Networks: Review and Applications in Systems Engineering. Processes 2020, 8, 312. Herrera, M.; Pérez-Hernández, M.; Kumar Parlikad, A.; Izquierdo, J. Multi-Agent Systems and Complex Networks: Review and Applications in Systems Engineering. Processes 2020, 8, 312.

Journal reference: Processes 2020, 8, 312
DOI: 10.3390/pr8030312

Abstract

Systems Engineering is an ubiquitous discipline of Engineering overlapping industrial, chemical, mechanical, manufacturing, control, software, electrical, and civil engineering. It provides tools for dealing with the complexity and dynamics related to the optimisation of physical, natural, and virtual systems management. This paper presents a review of how multi-agent systems and complex networks theory are brought together to address Systems Engineering and management problems. The review also encompasses current and future research directions both for theoretical fundamentals and applications in Industry. This is made by considering trends such as mesoscale, multiscale, and multilayer networks; along with the state-of-art analysis on network dynamics and intelligent networks. Critical and smart infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and supply chain networks are instances of research topics for which this literature review is highly relevant.

Subject Areas

Systems Engineering; Complex networks; Multiagent systems; Optimisation; Processes Systems Engineering

Comments (0)

We encourage comments and feedback from a broad range of readers. See criteria for comments and our diversity statement.

Leave a public comment
Send a private comment to the author(s)
Views 0
Downloads 0
Comments 0
Metrics 0


×
Alerts
Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.
We use cookies on our website to ensure you get the best experience.
Read more about our cookies here.