Object-oriented modeling approaches to agent-based workflow services

M. Brian Blake, Hassan Gomaa

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With the increasing popularity of component-based services and semantic web services, the idea of specification-driven service composition is becoming a reality. With the distribution of these autonomous services, a realizable goal will be the transformation of the Internet into a universal service repository. In such an environment, intelligent agents can play a significant role in configuring and enacting the workflow composition of the atomic distributed services to create entirely new higher-level services. In this work, there is a large-scale agent-based architecture to support such a distributed service environment. Furthermore, we introduce an object-oriented modeling and software engineering approach towards the development, configuration, and operational control of the agents that manage processes in this cross-organizational workflow environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-128
Number of pages18
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


  • Agent architectures
  • Object-oriented modeling
  • Software Process
  • UML
  • Workflow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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