E-service/process composition through multi-agent constraint management

Minhong Wang*, Kwok Wai CHEUNG, Jiming LIU, Xiaofeng Xie, Zongwei Luo

*Corresponding author for this work

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E-service/process composition requires allocating suitable resources to a set of services that constitute a composite service/process. The problem is complicated due to undetermined constraints of each component service and unpredictable solutions contributed by service providers. It needs the ability to rapidly identify the suitable solutions as well as effectively coordinate them under various constraints. In this paper, an agent-mediated coordination framework for e-service/process composition is proposed. Each agent works as a broker for each service type, posting service constraints, searching suitable solutions and refining the constraints for achieving coherence among the decisions of each service. Based on the framework, a prototype of multi-agent supported e-supply chain composition is implemented. The experimental results indicate the significant effectiveness of the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management - 4th International Conference, BPM 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540389016, 9783540389019
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event4th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2006 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 5 Sept 20067 Sept 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4102 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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