Agent-Based Service-Oriented Computing

  • Nathan Griffiths
  • Kuo-Ming Chao

Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kuo-Ming Chao, Nathan Griffiths
    Pages 1-19
  3. Shanshan Yang, Mike Joy
    Pages 21-46
  4. Junzhou Luo, Wei Li, Bo Liu, Xiao Zheng, Fang Dong
    Pages 47-80
  5. Birgit Hofreiter, Christian Huemer
    Pages 81-111
  6. Michael Stollberg, Dieter Fensel
    Pages 113-139
  7. Arshad Jhumka
    Pages 141-160
  8. Ping Wang, Chi-Chun Lo, Leon Smalov
    Pages 161-187
  9. Sarah N. Lim Choi Keung, Nathan Griffiths
    Pages 189-224
  10. James W. J. Xue, Stephen A. Jarvis
    Pages 225-251
  11. Nathan Griffiths, Kuo-Ming Chao, Simon Miles, Sanjay Modgil, Nir Oren, Michael Luck et al.
    Pages 253-272
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 1-3

About this book


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.


Internet Ontologie Service-oriented Computing agents artificial intelligence business process data structure distributed systems evolution modeling semantic web service-oriented architecture software agent web service web services

Editors and affiliations

  • Nathan Griffiths
    • 1
  • Kuo-Ming Chao
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Computer ScienceUniversity of WarwickCoventryUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. Computer & Network SystemsCoventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom

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