Agent-Based Service-Oriented Computing

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Nathan Griffiths, Kuo-Ming Chao
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 22, 2010 - Computers - 270 pages
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Distributed software systems are becoming evermore prevalent, and we increasingly desire them to operate in heterogeneous, dynamic, and open environments. Service-oriented computing (SOC) has emerged over recent years as a successful approach for building and maintaining such systems. However, as the environments in which we require systems to operate become more complex, we require software components to have increasing degrees of flexibility, autonomy, and intelligence. Agent-based systems naturally complement SOC by offering the intelligence and reasoning capabilities that are needed.

The integration of agents and SOC is a broad and active research area. This book is a collection of chapters from experts in the field, that gives an overview of the state-of-the-art in the main areas of current research, and identifies likely future directions. Researchers, students and practitioners will find this book a useful insight into the current state-of-the-art. The book also includes a general introduction the basic notions of SOC for readers who are unfamiliar with the approach.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Service Advertisement and Discovery
20
MultiAgent Coordination for Service Composition
47
Flexible Workflow Management in Service Oriented Environments
81
Semantics for ServiceOriented Architectures
113
Dependability in ServiceOriented Computing
140
Consensus Issues for Service Advertisement and Selection
161
Trust and Reputation
189
QoSAware Service Selection
225
Future Directions
252
Index
273
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