Proactive service discovery and execution using agents

M. Brian Blake, David H. Fado, Gregory A. Mack

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


Service-oriented computing (SOC) suggests that the Internet will be an open repository of many modular capabilities realized as web services. Organizations may be able to leverage this SOC paradigm if their employees are able to ubiquitously incorporate such capabilities and their resulting information into their daily practices. It is impractical to assume that human users will be able to search vast distributed repositories at real-time. In addition, automated search tools may invasively present too much information. This paper presents an architecture, Software Agent-Based Groupware using Eservices (SAGE), that incorporates the use of intelligent agents to integrate human users with web services. SAGE provides background search and discovery approaches thus enabling human users to exploit service-based capabilities that were previously too time-consuming to locate and integrate. We present a multi-agent system where each agent learns the rule-based preferences of a human user and manages the incorporation of web services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICWS 2006
Subtitle of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventICWS 2006: 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 18 2006Sep 22 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICWS 2006: 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services


OtherICWS 2006: 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software


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