HyMAS - Hybrid Multi-Agent System for self-regulating Steel Production

The goal of the project HyMAS is the development of a hybrid multi-agent system for self-regulating steel production.

A core aspect of the envisioned solution are autonomous software agents that

  • autonomously, collaboratively, and automatically create production plans,
  • monitor their realization, and
  • dynamically adapt them if needed.

Methods and techniques

  • Simulation techniques and cognitive algorithms allow for anticipatory and learning behavior.
  • Besides integrated optimizing planning techniques, decentralized negotiation-based approaches shall be employed, too, enabling the system to identify the configuration best fitting the current demand.
  • Methods of data analytics are used for enable human experts to analyze the control decisions of the production management system (PMS) and to influence them if needed.


The HyMAS project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Research & Development Partner

Contact person

Heiko Wolf
Head of PSImetals FutureLab
Dircksenstraße 42-44
10178 Berlin