The paper "Importance of Coordination and Cultural Diversity for an Efficient and Flexible Manufacturing System" (Kashif Zia, Alois Ferscha, Dari Trendafilov) was selected as one of the best papers at COGNITIVE 2019.
Abstract: Manufacturing systems of the future need to have flexible resources and flexible routing to produce extremely personalized products, even of lot size equal to one. In this paper, we have proposed a framework, which is designed to achieve this goal. Towards this, we have integrated an established cultural evolution model to achieve desired flexibility of resources and acceptable routing time. Promising results are evidenced through a simple proof-of-concept simulation.