Web Services from an Agent Perspective

Payne, Terry R. (2008) Web Services from an Agent Perspective. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 23, (2)


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The growth of automated services on the Web has facilitated the emergence of a new software development paradigm. This paradigm is based on the composition of disparate services to achieve large-scale, reusable solutions for diverse domains. Borrowing heavily from research in object-oriented software engineering and multiagent systems, the Web service paradigm supports the construction, publication, provision, integration, and utilization of course-grained, software services in open, heterogeneous environments. This article examines this Web service paradigm from an open multiagent systems perspective and contrasts the formally grounded, knowledge-centric view of agents with the pragmatic, declarative, bottom-up approach adopted by Web services.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 265307
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2008 11:00
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:10
Publisher: IEEE
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ISI Citation Count:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265307

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