Self-Organising Service Networks for Semantic Interoperability Support in Virtual Enterprises

  • Alexander Smirnov
  • Mikhail Pashkin
  • Nikolay Shilov
  • Tatiana Levashova


Virtual enterprises consist of a number of independent distributed members, which have to collaborate in order to succeed. The paper proposes an approach to creation of self-organising service networks to support semantic interoperability between virtual enterprise members. Since the centralized control is not always possible, presented approach proposes decentralized communication and ad-hoc decision making based on the current situation state and its possible future development. The presented approach proposes usage of self-organising networks of knowledge sources and problem solvers. The paper is devoted to questions of semantic interoperability in such kind of agent-based service networks. Ontologies are used for description of knowledge domains. Application of objecto-riented constraint networks is proposed for ontology modelling. The approach uses such technologies as knowledge and ontology management, profiling, intelligent agents, Web-services, etc.


Self-organisation semantic interoperability agent service ontology context 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Smirnov
    • 1
  • Mikhail Pashkin
    • 1
  • Nikolay Shilov
    • 1
  • Tatiana Levashova
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt.PetersburgRussia

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