Document Type

Conference Paper

Department/Unit

Department of Computer Science

Title

E-service/process composition through multi-agent constraint management

Language

English

Abstract

E-service/process composition requires allocating suitable resources to a set of services that constitute a composite service/process. The problem is complicated due to undetermined constraints of each component service and unpredictable solutions contributed by service providers. It needs the ability to rapidly identify the suitable solutions as well as effectively coordinate them under various constraints. In this paper, an agent-mediated coordination framework for e-service/process composition is proposed. Each agent works as a broker for each service type, posting service constraints, searching suitable solutions and refining the constraints for achieving coherence among the decisions of each service. Based on the framework, a prototype of multi-agent supported e-supply chain composition is implemented. The experimental results indicate the significant effectiveness of the approach.

Keywords

Supply Chain, Service Composition, Service Request, Component Service, Composite Service

Publication Date

9-2006

Source Publication Title

Business Process Management (vol. # 4102) 4th International Conference, BPM 2006, Vienna, Austria, September 5-7, 2006, Proceedings

Editors

Dustdar, Schahram ; Fiadeiro, José Luiz ; Sheth, Amit P.

Start Page

274

End Page

289

Series Title

Lecture notes in computer science, 4102

Conference Location

Vienna, Austria

Publisher

Springer

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Funder

This work was supported by a RGC Central Allocation Group Research Grant (HKBU 2/03/C) from Hong Kong Government.

DOI

10.1007/11841760_19

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11841760_19

ISBN (print)

9783540389019

ISBN (electronic)

9783540389033

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