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holon (hōˑ·ln),

n in Greek philosophy, both the individual and the universe. Used in functional medicine to describe the holistic concept of health in which the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects are all essential for health.
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Fischer, "Agent-based design of holonic manufacturing systems," Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol.
Holonic multilevel simulation of complex systems: Application to real-time pedestrians simulation in virtual urban environment.
2005): "Building holonic supply chain management systems: An e-logistics application for the telephone manufacturing industry", Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions, Vol.
Walker, ,,The holonic enterprise: a model for Internet-enabled global manufacturing supply chain and workflow management", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol.
Popa, "Models and concepts for integration of classical manufacturing systems into holonic systems", in Proc.
The new concepts in manufacturing have been proposed such as genetic manufacturing system (GMS), biological manufacturing system (BMS), holonic manufacturing system (HMS), and intelligent manufacturing system with biological principles (IMS-BP).
In the past one and half decade, researchers have applied agent technology to manufacturing enterprise integration and supply chain management, manufacturing planning, scheduling and execution control, material handling and inventory management, and in developing new types of manufacturing systems such as Holonic Manufacturing Systems (HMS) (9).
I have adapted the concept and applied it here to extend his holonic model of art to its logical conclusions.
Emergence of holonic enterprises form multi-agent systems: A fuzzy evolutionary approach.
A contribution to the development of a HMS simulation tool and proposition of a metamodel for holonic control, Tesis de Doctorado, Henry Poincare University, Curitiba, Brazil, (2005).