Service composition through agent-based coalition formation

Ingo Mueller, Ryszard Kowalczyk

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Service-oriented architectures, such as Web services and Grid services, have been recognised as advantageous architectural styles for future enterprise and scientific applications. However, on top of already available middleware layers, many problems regarding the management of service compositions have been identified as open issues. This paper introduces the concept of an agent-based framework for dynamic and adaptive service composition. This approach consists of a multi-agent system which comprises software agents requesting and providing composite services based on semantically enriched Web services. The composition process is performed by software agents engaging in a coalition formation process to collectively provide composite services that meet complex user requests.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW Service Composition with Semantic Web Services Proceedings (WSCOMPS05)
EditorsMark Burstein, Christoph Bussler, Marco Pistore, Dumitru Roman
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventWWW Service Composition with Semantic Web Services 2005 - Compiegne, France
Duration: 19 Sep 200519 Sep 2005


ConferenceWWW Service Composition with Semantic Web Services 2005
Abbreviated titleWSCOMPS 2005

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