ZLC Seminar Series: Dr. José Antonio Heredia, University Jaume I

  • June 26, 2013 - 12:00
  • Room 221, Zaragoza Logistics Center

“Markov Decision processes and the cognitive paradigm: Applications in the configuration and control of manufacturing systems”


The comparison of the Markov decision process with the cognitive paradigm provides interesting insights to stimulate research in this area. Stochastic specialized models embedded in multi-agents systems may contribute to the configuration and control of smart and adaptive processes. Particular interest is put on phase type queuing models to represent inventory, quality control and equipment health through the different process stages. A software agent architecture matching the approach is proposed to apply it in practice.


Dr. José Antonio Heredia Álvaro, is a Professor of Manufacturing Systems at University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain. He is Industrial Engineer from Seville University and PhD from University Jaume I. He has been visiting researcher at Cambridge University, UCLA, Tennessee Tech, and Cranfield University. Prof. Heredia received at Jaume I University, the PhD extraordinary award in 1999 and the Social Council Research Award in 2000. Prof. José Antonio Heredia has lead large public funded research projects during the last years, both at national and EU level. The thematic areas of the research has included: Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain Management, Performance Measurement, Health Informatics, Innovation Management, Manufacturing Energy Efficiency and New Composite Materials. In addition to these large public funded projects, Prof. Heredia has managed many research projects funded by local manufacturing and service companies. Also, as a part of his academic duties, has been the supervisor of more that 30 master thesis and three PhD on industrial engineering. The publications include three books with international diffusion, several papers included in the SCI, and other papers in prestigious peer review journals and conferences.


  • Start Date:June 26, 2013
  • Start Time:12:00
  • End Date:June 26, 2013
  • End Time:13:00
  • Location:Room 221, Zaragoza Logistics Center