COMPOSITION Brokering and Matchmaking components I


This report describes the first results of Task 6.5 Brokering and Matchmaking for Efficient Management of Manufacturing Processes. The Matchmaker is a core component of the COMPOSITION Collaborative Ecosystem, providing matching of the capabilities of buyers and sellers in the supply chain as well as ranking of offers during marketplace agent negotiations. To this end, both syntactic and semantic matching of manufacturing capabilitiesisappliedto find the best possible supplier to fulfil a request for a service, raw materials or products involvedin the supply chain.For measuring the similarity among offers and requests, well-established weightedsimilarity algorithms and metrics will be used and will be further extended if needed, in order to address the objective of COMPOSITION at the best possible way. Different decision criteria for supplier selection according to severalqualitative and quantitative factors will be considered (e.g. size of buyer’s organization, cost, time, distance, due date, quality, price, technical capability, financial position, past performance, attitude, flexibility, etc.). Special focus will be given in dealing with the trade-off between performance and quality of matching, in order to provide responses in a reasonable time while at the same time minimization of computational complexities will be targeted. This report describes the work that has been done from M5 (Task 6.5 starts) to M20 (date of this deliverable). The final resultsof Task 6.5and all the updates of the Matchmaker from M20 until M34 will be reported inthe report D6.10 COMPOSITIOWPN Brokering and Matchmaking components II