Modeling and Design of Agent Grid Based Open Decision Support System

  • Jiayu Chi
  • Ling Sun
  • Xueguang Chen
  • Jinlong Zhang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3930)


Decision Support Systems (DSS) are computer-based information systems that help decision-makers solve half-structured or non-structured problems by using data and models. They are facing some serious problems in the heterogeneous, autonomic, dynamic and distributed decision support environment. As an advanced technology representing "the third Internet revolution", Grid brings about a lot of innovative ideas and technologies for the development of DSS. As an application of Grid in the field of DSS, this paper puts forward an improved model of Agent Grid Based DSS. A set of design methods of the system is discussed. With the National Economic Mobilization DSS as a practical case, we illustrate how the model works in practice.


Decision Support System Agent Group Grid Service Defense Advance Research Project Agency Grid Layer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Bhargava, H., Krishnan, R., Mueller, R.: Decision Support on Demand: On Emerging Electronic Markets for Decision Technologies. Decision Support System 19(3), 193–214 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Goul, M., Philippakis, A., Kiang, M.Y., et al.: Requirements for the design of a protocol suite to automate DDS deployment on the World Wide Web: A client/server approach. Decision Support System 19(3), 151–170 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Dong, C.J., Loo, G.S.: Flexible Web-Based Decision Support System Generator (FWDSSG) Utilising Software Agents. In: DEXA Workshop 2001, pp. 892–897 (2001)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Kwon, O.B.: Meta Web Service: Building Web-based Open Decision Support System Based on Web Services. Expert Systems With Applications 24(4), 375–389 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Sridhar, S.: Decision Support Using the Intranet. Decision Support Systems 23(1), 19–28 (1998)CrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Foster, I., Kesselman, C.: The Grid: Blueprint for a New Computing Infrastructure, 2nd edn. Morgan Kaufmann, San Fransisco (2003)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Chi, J., Chen, X., Ling, S.: A Study on the Framework of Grid Based Decision Support System. In: Proceedings of 2003 International Conference on Management Science & Engineering, Georgia, USA, pp. 45–49 (2003)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Ju, C., Ling, Y., Timoth, J.N.: Agent-Based and Software Composite DDSS. In: Proceedings of 36th International Conference on the Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems, Xi’an, China, October 2000, pp. 50–57 (2000)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Manola, F., Thompson, C.: Characterizing the Agent Grid. (2001),
  10. 10.
    Kettler, B.: The CoABS Grid: Technical Vision, Grid Vision Doc Draft 2-3 2001-09-30.doc (September 2001)

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiayu Chi
    • 1
  • Ling Sun
    • 2
  • Xueguang Chen
    • 3
  • Jinlong Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of BusinessSun YAT-SAN UniversityP.R. China
  2. 2.Lingnan CollegeSun YAT-SAN UniversityP.R. China
  3. 3.Institute of Systems EngineeringHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyP.R. China
  4. 4.Management CollegeHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyP.R. China

Personalised recommendations