A multi-agent system for service discovery, selection and negotiation

Stefano Bromuri, Visara Urovi, Maxime Morge, Kostas Stathis, Francesca Toni

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Abstract

We propose a formal framework that supports a model of agent-based Virtual Organisations (VOs) for service grids and provides an associated operational model for the creation of VOs. The framework is intended to be used for describing different service grid applications based on multiple agents and, as a result, it abstracts away from any realisation choices of the service grid application, the agents involved to support the applications and their interactions. Within the proposed framework VOs are seen as emerging from societies of agents, where agents are abstractly characterised by goals and roles they can play within VOs. In turn, VOs are abstractly characterised by the agents participating in them with specific roles, as well as the workflow of services and corresponding contracts suitable for achieving the goals of the participating agents. We illustrate the proposed framework with an earth observation scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 2
Pages1395-1396
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Eight International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Europa Congress Center, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 May 200915 May 2009
http://www.conferences.hu/AAMAS2009/

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of The 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 2

Conference

ConferenceThe Eight International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period10/05/0915/05/09
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Keywords

  • argumentation
  • grid
  • negotiation
  • soa

Cite this

Bromuri, S., Urovi, V., Morge, M., Stathis, K., & Toni, F. (2009). A multi-agent system for service discovery, selection and negotiation. In Proceedings of The 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 2 (pp. 1395-1396). Proceedings of The 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 2