BAOSTEEL Australia

Project ID: BA23004

Project Title: A BDI agent platform for smart modelling and integrated simulation of production scheduling, cargo loading, and logistics in the steel industry

  • Associate Professor Jun Yan, University of Wollongong
  • Dr Fenghui Ren, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Zengxi Pan, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Huijun Li, University of Wollongong
  • Dr Shujin Jia, Research Institute of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd
  • Dr Jing Wen, Research Institute of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd
  • Dr Jian Yi, Research Institute of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd

Smart manufacturing is another industrial revolution, and its realization requires using advanced computing technologies, such as intelligent systems, big data analytics, etc. This project will mainly use digital modelling and multi-agent systems to propose solutions for smart steel manufacturing. The deliverables of this project will be (1) a decentralized intelligent solution to model the steel production, cargo loading and logistics processes; (2) a repository of standard Belief-DesireIntention agent modules for steel production and transportation in real-world scenarios; (3) intelligent mechanisms to optimize the resource allocation, cost, productivity, quality controls, and energy conservation; (4) a BDI agent platform to integrate the simulation of the above processes with the proposed standard BDI agent modules.