This paper presents a multi-agent framework based on argumentative agent technology for the automation of the workflow selection and execution. In this framework, workflow selection is coordinated by agent interactions governed by the rules of a dialogue game whose purpose is to evaluate the workflow's properties via argumentation. Once a workflow is selected using this process, the workflow is executed by dynamically configuring workflow engines to coordinate the participating agents' workflow activities. We illustrate the overall framework with an example of workflow composition that allows an agent to book an appropriate ticket and rent a car.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Urovi, V., Bromuri, S., McGinnis, J., Stathis, K., & Omicini, A. (2008). Automating Workflow using Dialectical Argumentation. IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems, 3(2), 110-125.