Extending Web Services Technologies

The Use of Multi-Agent Approaches

  • Lawrence Cavedon
  • Zakaria Maamar
  • David Martin
  • Boualem Benatallah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Vijay Machiraju, Claudio Bartolini, Fabio Casati
    Pages 1-27
  3. Mike P. Papazoglou, Marco Aiello, Paolo Giorgini
    Pages 29-52
  4. David Martin, Mark Burstein, Sheila McIlraith, Massimo Paolucci, Katia Sycara
    Pages 53-77
  5. Massimo Paolucci, Julien Soudry, Naveen Srinivasan, Katia Sycara
    Pages 79-98
  6. M. Johnson, P. Chang, R. Jeffers, J. Bradshaw, M. Breedy, L. Bunch et al.
    Pages 119-138
  7. Zakaria Maamar, Quan Z. Sheng, Boualem Benatallah
    Pages 139-160
  8. Omer F. Rana, Asif Akram, Rashid Al -Ali, David W. Walker, Gregor von Laszewski, Kaizar Amin
    Pages 161-186
  9. Liliana Ardissono, Giovanna Petrone, Marino Segnan
    Pages 187-208
  10. Mikko Laukkanen, Heikki Helin
    Pages 209-228
  11. Debbie Richards, Sander van Splunter, Frances M.T. Brazier, Marta Sabou
    Pages 229-251
  12. Walter Barbera-Medina, Julian Padget, Marc Aird
    Pages 253-272
  13. Tao Jin, Steve Goschnick
    Pages 273-291
  14. Rosa Laura Zavala Gutiérrez, Michael N. Huhns
    Pages 293-310
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 311-320

About this book


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.

The contents of this volume evolved from a workshop on Web services and agent-based engineering. In addition to the extended workshop papers, the book contains additional contributions written by leading international researchers and professionals from both the Web Services and Multi-Agent Systems community. Topics include:

Technologies for Business-Driven Information Technology Management

Service-Oriented Computing and Software Agents

OWL-S and Agent-Based Systems

A Broker for OWL-S Web Services

Agent-Based Web Services for Interoperability with the Web-Centric Enterprise

KAoS Semantic Policy and Domain Services

Agent-Based Support for Service Composition

Quality-of-Service Based Grid Communities

Enabling Flexible Interaction with Web Services

Composing Workflows of Semantic Web Services

Composing Web Services using an Agent Factory

Brokerage for Mathematical Services in MONET

Utilizing Web Services in an Agent Based Transaction Model

On Building Robust Web Service-Based Applications


agents Community IT management Mathematica multi-agent system semantic web software software agents standards Web web services

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence Cavedon
    • 1
  • Zakaria Maamar
    • 2
  • David Martin
    • 3
  • Boualem Benatallah
    • 4
  1. 1.CSLIStanford UniversityStanford
  2. 2.College of Info. SystemsZayed UniversityDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.SRI InternationalMenlo Park
  4. 4.School of CSEThe University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23343-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23344-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2617
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