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

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Extending Web Services Technologies addresses the rapidly growing impact of Multi-Agent Systems on Web Services tools and techniques by presenting recent and significant developments in the general areas of Web services and software agents. In particular, the book addresses the potential for techniques from Multi-Agent Systems R&D 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 ...
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Overview

Extending Web Services Technologies addresses the rapidly growing impact of Multi-Agent Systems on Web Services tools and techniques by presenting recent and significant developments in the general areas of Web services and software agents. In particular, the book addresses the potential for techniques from Multi-Agent Systems R&D 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.
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"This collection of 14 contributions presents a range of issues in the overlap between Web services and software agents. … offers a sense of the broader potential of agent technology to suggest solutions to problems of robust Web services specification and implementation. … The volume could be useful to have in the library of an academic or industrial research group where people are working on problems of Web services orchestration … . In summary, this is a potentially useful collection representing current work … ." (L. Sonenberg, Computing Reviews, April, 2006)

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Table of Contents

1 Technologies for business-driven information technology management 1
2 Service-oriented computing and software agents 29
3 OWL-S and agent-based systems 53
4 A broker for OWL-S Web services 79
5 Agent-based Web services for interoperability with the Web-centric enterprise 99
6 KAoS semantic policy and domain services : an application of DAML to Web services-based grid architectures
7 Agent-based support for service composition 139
8 Quality-of-service based grid communities 161
9 Enabling flexible interaction with Web services 187
10 Composing workflows of Semantic Web services 209
11 Composing Web services using an agent factory 229
12 Brokerage for mathematical services in MONET 253
13 Utilizing Web services in an agent based transaction model 273
14 On building robust Web service-based applications 293
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