Decision Tree and Agent-Based Approach to Specify Inter-Company Cooperation Using Offline Services Composition

  • Meriem Kermani
  • Mahmoud Boufaida
  • Emmanuel Paviot-Adet
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 7)


With the deep development of economic globalization, companies tend now to collaborate closely with each others to improve their competitiveness. The problems of interoperability have recently been the subject of considerable amount of studies. In this paper, we propose a mediation based approach, which allows to a set of heterogeneous companies to cooperate. So, they can form a company network called SoS “system of systems”. The purpose of this solution is to keep the company architecture and to ask the mediator that is a software-based agent to play an intermediary role between companies, and to make the transformation between companies as well. We define a dynamic and cooperative inter companies model. The dynamic aspect gives the possibility to change the collection of services involved in the collaboration. Our model combines the agent technology and the decision trees paradigm. This last facilitates making decision by selecting the services that best meet customer needs, in order to create a composite service. The realization of the offline composition process by mediator saves the response time. Once the service is executable it will be published to permit its reuse.


Multi agent systems Decision tree Interoperability Cooperative process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meriem Kermani
    • 1
  • Mahmoud Boufaida
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Paviot-Adet
    • 2
  1. 1.LIRE LaboratoryConstantine 2 UniversityConstantineAlgéria
  2. 2.LIP6 LaboratoryPierre and Marie Curie UniversityParisFrance

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