Agent-oriented compositional approaches to services-based cross-organizational workflow

M. Brian Blake, Hassan Gomaa

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Abstract

With the sophistication and maturity of distributed component-based services and semantic web services, the idea of specification-driven service composition is becoming a reality. One such approach is workflow composition of services that span multiple, distributed web-accessible locations. Given the dynamic nature of this domain, the adaptation of software agents represents a possible solution for the composition and enactment of cross-organizational services. This paper details design aspects of an architecture that would support this evolvable service-based workflow composition. The internal coordination and control aspects of such an architecture is addressed. These agent developmental processes are aligned with industry-standard software engineering processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-50
Number of pages20
JournalDecision Support Systems
Volume40
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

Keywords

  • Agent architectures
  • Coordination
  • UML
  • Web services
  • Workflow modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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