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Type: Journal article
Title: A three-level specification approach for an environment of software agents and web services
Author: Maamar, Z.
Sheng, Q.
Benatallah, B.
Al-Khatib, G.
Citation: Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 2004; 3(3):214-231
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 1567-4223
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Zakaria Maamar, Quan Z. Sheng, Boualem Benatallah, and Ghazi Al-Khatib
Abstract: This paper presents an approach for the specification of a software agent-based and Web service-oriented environment. A software agent is an autonomous entity that acts on user’s behalf. Whereas a Web service is an accessible application that other applications and humans can discover and trigger. Users in collaboration with their agents compose Web services into high-level business processes denoted by composite services. The participation of Web services in a composite service is based on several selection criteria such as the execution cost of a Web service and the location of the resources on which a Web service will be performed. Prior to that selection, the specification approach puts forwards three levels: intrinsic, organizational/functional, and behavior. Besides the specification approach, the composition of Web services is illustrated in this paper with service chart diagrams.
Keywords: Web services; Software agents; Specification; Composition; Location
RMID: 0020065926
DOI: 10.1016/j.elerap.2003.12.002
Description (link): http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621289/description#description
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