Multi-Agent Modeling in Schedule Problems



The article explores the use of multi-agent technologies for solving optimization problems. It is shown how multi-agent systems allow working with restrictions in a distributed computing environment. The task of scheduling is formalized. Software was developed and computational experiments were carried out, which showed the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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Keywords: multiagent systems, agent preferences, optimization, distributed systems

Journal rubric: Optimization Methods

Article type: scientific article


Funding. This work was supported by grant RFBR No 18–00–00012 (18–00–00011) KOMFI.

For citation: Sudakov V.A., Sivakova T.V. Multi-Agent Modeling in Schedule Problems. Modelirovanie i analiz dannikh = Modelling and Data Analysis, 2019. Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 100–111. DOI: 10.17759/mda.2019090408. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Vladimir A. Sudakov, Doctor of Engineering, Professor of Department 805, Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), Leading Researcher, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Academy of Sciences), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Tatyana V. Sivakova, Researcher, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Academy of Sciences), researcher, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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