Agent-supported web service composition for supply chain management

Minhong Wang*, Kwok Wai CHEUNG, Jiming LIU, Zongwei Lou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Web service composition requires allocating suitable resources to a set of services that constitute a composite service. The problem is complicated by the fact that the availability of resources may be uncertain and change over time, and the constraints of component services may not be completely known in advance. It needs the ability to rapidly and dynamically identify suitable resources and coordinate them under various constraints. In this paper, an agent mediated coordination framework for web service composition is proposed in the context of e-supply chain management (e-SCM). Global constraints to be satisfied by the composite service are first translated into local constraints of its component services. Service brokering agents dedicated to discovery of component services interact autonomously with each others for refining the local constraints based on the candidate services' instantaneous status until a sufficiently good composition is identified. Although presented in the context of supply chain management, this framework is applicable to other problem areas where a set of services are composed as a result of a large resource repository to be searched, scheduled and coordinated, especially in a real-time fashion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - CEC/EEE 2006
Subtitle of host publicationJoint Conference - 8th IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce and Technology (CEC 2006), 3rd IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventCEC/EEE 2006 Joint Conferences - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 200629 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameCEC/EEE 2006 Joint Conferences


ConferenceCEC/EEE 2006 Joint Conferences
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)


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