Object-oriented modeling approaches to agent-based workflow services

M. Brian Blake, Hassan Gomaa

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Abstract

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
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)
Volume2940
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Object-oriented Modeling
Workflow
Work Flow
Intelligent agents
Semantic Web
Chemical analysis
Semantics
Internet
Web services
Software engineering
Software
Specifications
Semantic Web Services
Service Composition
Service Levels
Intelligent Agents
Software Engineering
Repository
Specification
Configuration

Keywords

  • 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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