Extending Web Services Technologies: The Use of Multi-Agent Approaches

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Lawrence Cavedon, Zakaria Maamar, David Martin, Boualem Benatallah
Springer Science & Business Media, 2004 - Computers - 320 pages

Extending Web Services Technologies addresses the rapidly growing impact of Multi-Agent Systems on web services tools and techniques. In particular, the book addresses the potential for MAS techniques to impact the difficult challenges that must be tackled for web services technology to realize its promises. The area of web services offers the multi-agent community exciting research possibilities, including similarities in system architectures, powerful tools, and a focus on issues such as trust and reliability. Likewise, techniques developed in the multi-agent research community promise to have a strong impact on this fast growing technology.

The contents contain contributions by leading international researchers and professionals from both the web services and Multi-Agent Systems community. Topics include semantic web services and associated standards, architectures integrating agents and services, transactions, authorization, and service composition.

 

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Contents

Web Service description for the Semantic Web
20
ServiceOriented Computing and Software Agents 29
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OWLS and AgentBased Systems
53
A Broker for OWLS Web Services
79
AgentBased Web Services for Interoperability with the WebCentric
99
An Application of DAML
118
AgentBased Support for Senice Composition
139
QualityofService Based Grid Communities
161
Enabling Flexible Interaction with Web Services
187
Composing Workflows of Semantic Web Services
209
Composing Web Services using an Agent Factory
229
Brokerage for Mathematical Services in MONET
253
Utilizing Web Services in an Agent Based Transaction Model
273
On Building Robust Web ServiceBased Applications 293
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Index
311
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