MASYM, a Framework to Deploy Synchronized Industrial Systems Based on Any ABM Simulator

Ismael Fabricio Chaile Alfaro, Lluis Ribas Xirgo

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© 2015 IEEE. This paper presents MASYM (Model, Architecture, Synchronizer and Methodology) framework to develop and deploy industrial system controllers. MASYM integrates an agent-based model and architecture, a synchronization middleware and a development and deployment methodology. Agent-based model (ABM) simulations created within MASYM can run synchronized with reality, thus being able to perform control operations. As a consequence, the development of these 'synchronized' systems is straightforward on any ABM simulator. The MASYM framework has been validated on a realistic multi-robot transportation system for automated laboratories. Results show the advantages of this framework and provide an opportunity to validate its industrial application.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7387228
Pages (from-to)3244-3252
JournalIEEE Latin America Transactions
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Agent-based-model simulation
  • automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
  • synchronizing simulations with reality
  • transportation system


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