A KNOWLEDGE-BASED ONLINE WORKFLOW SCHEDULING SYSTEM
Workflow scheduling plays a vital role in advanced manufacturing, and it deserves research efforts to warrant further improvement. This paper proposes an intelligent workflow scheduling system (iWFSS) to integrate information, processes, and knowledge into a unified framework that provides a total solution to online scheduling. The iWFSS consists of an information system, a workflow system, and a scheduling system brought together by an integrated platform for rapid construction of domain-specific workflow scheduling systems. A knowledge representation schema and inference algorithms are designed for scheduling decisions.