Towards agent-based coalition formation for service composition

Ingo Mueller, Ryszard Kowalczyk, Braun Peter Braun

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The topic of agent-based service composition has been experiencing much attention recently. Researchers are applying agent technology with the aim to improve adaptiveness and flexibility of prevailing static Web service composition solutions. One major characteristic of multi-agent systems in particular is their ability of emergent behavior that allows gaining complex system behavior from small distributed sets of simple rules. This paper describes a multi-agent-based coalition formation approach for service composition that achieves emergent behavior based on a light-weight interaction protocol and decentralized decision making. The paper also presents evaluation results of first experiments to underline the validity of the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2006 Main Conference Proceedings), IAT'06
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780769527482
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT'06 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 18 Dec 200622 Dec 2006


Conference2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT'06
CityHong Kong

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