Integration between Web Services and Multi-Agent Systems with Applications for Multi-commodity Markets

  • Dominik Ryżko
  • Weronika Radziszewska
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 121)


This chapter analyzes possibilities of integration between Web services and multi-agent technology. Efforts of Agents and Web Services Interoperability Working Group (AWSI WG) are described, which is focused on Web Services and FIPA (Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents) interoperability. A hybrid architecture for conducting trade in a multi-commodity markets, which is based on multi-agent approach combined with the best practices and standards of the Service Oriented Architecture is also proposed. The architecture allows the trade to be conducted by large parties with well structured and defined offer as well as smaller entities, which operate on smaller scale and do not have resources to build full featured catalogues.


Multiagent System Agent System Service Composition Service Discovery Service Orient Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland

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