Provisioning Heterogeneous and Unreliable Providers for Service Workflows


Stein, Sebastian, Jennings, N. R. and Payne, Terry R. (2007) Provisioning Heterogeneous and Unreliable Providers for Service Workflows. In, 6th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS-07), Hawaii, USA, 14 - 18 May 2007. , 523-525.

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In this paper, we address the problem of provisioning unreliable and heterogeneous service providers for the constituent tasks of abstract workflows. Specifically, we deal with unreliable providers by provisioning multiple service providers redundantly for specific tasks, and we employ a local search mechanism to choose among many heterogeneous providers that offer the same type of service. We empirically show that our strategy can achieve significant improvements over current approaches, and we demonstrate that it works well over a range of environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: May 14-18 2007
Keywords: Service-oriented computing, service provisioning, workflows
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 263403
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:07
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263403

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