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TELETRUCK: Fleet Management with a Holonic Multiagent System

Hans-Jürgen Bürckert; Klaus Fischer; Gero Vierke
DFKI, DFKI Technical Memos (TM), Vol. 97-03, 1997.


In this paper we describe TeleTruck, a multiagent dispatching system that was developed in close cooperation with a forwarding company and that is capable of handling real-world requirements like dynamics and uncertainty. The main idea underlying the TeleTruck approach is the usage of holonic agents, i.e. agents composed of subagents that act in a corporated way. We describe the implementation in detail and point out the advantages of the holonic paradigm.