Coordinating maintenance planning under uncertainty

Joris Scharpff, Matthijs T.J. Spaan, Leentje Volker, Mathijs De Weerdt

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Abstract

In maintenance of (public) infrastructures, such as the national highway network, an asset manager is responsible for high network quality and throughput, while limiting expenses to a minimum. The maintenance activities, however, are often performed by commercial contractors, mainly driven by profit. Using a network-based payment mechanism we align the objectives of both stakeholders. Nonetheless, this greatly increases the complexity of planning maintenance activities, rendering it very difficult for human planners to develop (near-)optimal maintenance plans. We demonstrate a support tool that facilitates multiagent planning for contractors so that they can coordinate their activities with other contractors in the network. This tool is initially intended as a serious game to create awareness and support amongst practitioners concerning this novel network-based coordination. In later stages we foresee great potential in the use of our tool as part of future dynamic contracting procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1405-1406
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2013, AAMAS 2013 - Saint Paul, United States
Duration: 6 May 201310 May 2013
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2013, AAMAS 2013
Abbreviated titleAAMAS 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySaint Paul
Period6/05/1310/05/13

Keywords

  • Coordination
  • Multiagent systems
  • Planning and Scheduling

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