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Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises, 2009. WETICE '09. 18th IEEE International Workshops on

Date June 29 2009-July 1 2009

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  • Table of contents

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  • General Chair's Report

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  • WETICE Organization Committee

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  • Research Challenges for Building Complex Service-Oriented Systems for the Future Internet

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    Summary form only given. Today's complex service-oriented systems comprise humans and software services spanning multiple organizations. These systems are highly dynamic because not only services, processes and teams are diverse but also they constantly evolve. Therefore, these systems introduce many challenges on how to adapt services, processes and teams to changing situations. In this keynote talk, the author presents research challenges and discusses some of our approaches and solutions to support the modeling and coordination of self-adaptive complex systems of humans and software services. View full abstract»

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  • Specific Drivers for SOA in E-government: Challenges and Solutions

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    Summary form only given. Long term influences like EU law and demographic changes can already be observed as important drivers for change in European governments. Those influences shape how governmental institutions provide their services, how they operate internally and with each other; even across national boundaries and according to international European regulations. The IT of governmental institutions needs to deal with these long term influences. SOA as a strategy is a possible way to deal with these changing circumstances. We illustrate how those different influences drive changes towards SOA in governmental institutions in Germany. In this context, the specific challenges of SOA in e-government will be highlighted according to examples from Germany. We will elaborate on how SOA can be a means for those long term goals while providing the necessary stable strategy in a likely dynamic political environment. View full abstract»

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  • Cloud Service Engineering

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    Cloud computing is widely perceived as a disruptive technology that has the potential to fundamentally change the way services are built and delivered, and hence the way businesses operate. In this keynote, we argue for cloud service engineering as a discipline that takes a focused perspective on cloud computing and an integrative approach of technology and economics. We describe three aspects as open research challenges that require particular attention. View full abstract»

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  • Agent-Based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration

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    The 7th International Workshop on Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration at WETICE 2009 aims at bringing together researchers in the field of software services and dynamic collaboration supported by software agents. This overview provides a brief introduction to the papers accepted by the workshop, and a discussion about the main issues highlighted by them. View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic Agent Hierarchies for Design Prototypes

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    Introducing dynamic aspects in diagrams that capture the aggregate structure of composite agents represents a promising notion, which can help to express in a straightforward manner how an entity is changing its placement during its evolution in time. This paper focuses on the novel concept of a dynamic aggregate "prototype" for agent-oriented modeling languages, which enables business modelers and system designers to play with and generalize models of existing reality. First, the importance of the role concept in dynamic collaboration is discussed and then the necessity of having explicit hierarchical structures for agents is argued. Next, the rationale for introducing agent groups is presented and their relation with the role concept is explained. A comparison with other approaches that offer agent aggregation is done. Finally, an example is used to illustrate the use of the new concept, and future avenues for research are introduced. View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing Enterprise Collaboration Using a Protocol for Semantic Alignment

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    When small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engage in collaborations, they typically rely on E-mail based communication due to limited access to modern technology. One of the key factors to enhance SME collaboration is enabling semantic interoperability at the level of emails and documents that are exchanged between collaborating enterprises. However, achieving semantic interoperability is not an easy task to accomplish. Automatic interpretation of information relies on pre-defined static ontologies shared by diverse enterprises, which in practice is difficult to establish because of the specialized nature of products and services offered by each enterprise. In this background, this paper presents an agent-based negotiation approach for enabling semantic alignment of concepts, and thus facilitating semantic interoperability between SMEs to enhance collaboration. View full abstract»

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  • An Agent-Based Architecture for Services Management

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    Services and agents represent two paradigms that are currently exploited to build complex applications. Each of them has peculiar features that can grant different advantages, and their joint exploitation can make them compensate each otherpsilas lacks. However, a complete integration seems to be not feasible to achieve. In this paper, we propose an agent-based architecture tomanage different services; in particular, we focus on service composition. This architecture relies on three different kinds of agents, whose cooperation aims at composing services to fulfill userspsila requests. A concrete example in the field of e-health is reported to give concreteness to our proposal. View full abstract»

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  • MTAP-MaSim: A Multi-agent Simulator for the Mobile Task Allocation Problem

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    While two main approaches, namely the centralized and the market-based approaches, have been used and compared in the literature for task allocation problems, uncertainty and dynamism imposed in the mobile task allocation problem (MTAPs) require new techniques for comparing these two approaches due to the limitations of traditional mathematical modeling techniques. This paper proposes an in-progress work on a multi-agent based simulator (MTAP-MaSim) to compare centralized and market based approaches for the MTAP. The fundamental features and structure of MTAPs are presented and the simulation model of MTAP-MaSim is described. Then the basic random models for both approaches are compared to test MTAP-MaSim feasibility. Finally the future research direction is proposed to conclude the paper. View full abstract»

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