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13th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises

14-16 June 2004

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  • [Cover page]

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  • Proceedings. Thirteenth IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises

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  • Table of contents

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  • WET ICE General Chair's Report

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  • WET ICE Organizer's Report

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  • WET ICE Organizing Committees

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  • Workshop Organizing Committees

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  • WET ICE Participants

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  • Applying agent technology for enterprise-wide solutions

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    Summary form only given. The challenges set forth by the ever increasing need for effective resource and application integration on an enterprise-wide scale or even across ad hoc collaborating groups of enterprises demand enormous flexibility from today's software technologies and infrastructures. The integrated approach of multiagent systems, combining language philosophy and social sciences idea... View full abstract»

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  • Spatial computing and self-organization

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):4 - 8
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    The author discusses the role of "space" in modern distributed computing, and analyze how spatial abstractions promise to be basic necessary ingredients for novel approaches, based on self-organization, to engineer distributed systems. View full abstract»

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  • Agent-based computing for enterprise collaboration - human-agent and agent-agent collaboration

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):11 - 12
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    The second "Agent-based Computing for Enterprise Collaboration" workshop at WETICE was aimed at bringing together researcher in the field of software agent-supported collaboration. This paper briefly discusses the content of the papers as presented by participating authors. Moreover, it provides a summary of the main issues of the concluding panel discussion. View full abstract»

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  • Designing collaborative agents with eXAT

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):15 - 20
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    This paper describes eXAT, an experimental agent-programming platform, based on the Erlang language, designed by the authors. The platform provides an "all-in-one" framework for the design, with a single tool, of agent intelligence, agent behaviour and agent communication. This is made possible in eXAT by means of the integration of an Erlang-based expert system engine, together with an execution ... View full abstract»

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  • Substitution rules for the verification of norm-compliance in electronic institutions

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):21 - 26
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    Electronic institutions are the agents' counterpart of human organizations, which are specifically designed for providing support, trust, and legitimacy in business applications. They function in the same way our human organizations function to create trust, prevent fraud and reduce deception by verifying rules, regulations which is as a result maintaining norms and insuring that all the participa... View full abstract»

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  • Towards the use of mobile agent based message systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):27 - 32
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    Communication is the base mechanism for coordination and collaboration in human activities, and it plays a fundamental role in enterprise environments. However current communication systems are not based on the message content, but they focus on the message transport and delivery. Furthermore the presence of several communication protocols and tools leads to heterogeneity in communications, implyi... View full abstract»

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  • Eksarva: a framework for enabling agent-based collaboration

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):33 - 38
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    This paper describes a generic collaboration framework capable of embedding process intelligence into collaborative sessions leading to increased opportunities for process automation. We claim that currently available collaboration tools lack the flexibility to accommodate a variety of collaborative behaviors. This, we believe is due to the tight coupling that exists between the tool features and ... View full abstract»

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  • Collaborator - enabling enterprise collaboration through agents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):41 - 46
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    This paper presents a particular aspect of the architecture of Collaborator, a software system that provides enterprise users with a shared workspace to support the activities of virtual teams. Collaborator exploits the seamless integration of everyday Web technologies with agents to promote flexibility in the interaction between users. In this paper we concentrate on the agent subsystem of Collab... View full abstract»

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  • Collaborative negotiation in Web service procurement

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):47 - 52
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    Forming dynamic supply chains within a virtual enterprise relies on efficient search and negotiation of Web services from external suppliers at the point of need, perhaps using negotiation mechanisms provided within an electronic marketplace. This paper proposes the use of cooperative service requester agents within the "alternative offers" protocol. Under this idea, service requester agents appro... View full abstract»

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  • The agent-based GAP: a framework for global automation systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):53 - 58
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    In this work we present the main aspects of the global automation platform, our novel framework for implementing global automation systems. The framework is supported by the G++ agent platform, an agent infrastructure that we have developed to implement and integrate distributed applications. View full abstract»

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  • Illuminating data sources as founts of agent based collaboration

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):59 - 64
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    Recent advances in the field of agent collaboration have resulted in new Web-services offerings and have also re-igniting efforts to develop true collaborative virtual environments (CVE). Central to all collaborative offerings, both academic and commercial, is the sharing of information and to a lesser degree objects. What we believe has not been properly accounted for, is that useful objects exis... View full abstract»

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  • Ontology based automatic speech recognition and generation for human-agent interaction

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):65 - 66
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    In this paper, we present a system that support an automatic speech recognition and generation between users and an agent based application on the basis of the ontologies used in the application domain. The system is realized taking advantage of the JADE agent development framework and of the IBM Via Voice Tool and has been experimented in different applications fields testing agent-user interacti... View full abstract»

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  • DMC - Distributed and Mobile Collaboration Workshop Report

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):69 - 72
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    The latest trends in distributed and mobile collaboration (DMC) technologies allow people to move across organizational boundaries and continue to collaborate with others within or between organizations and communities. This report summarizes the contributions of the second IEEE International Workshop on Distributed and Mobile Collaboration (DMC) at WETICE 2004. The DMC Workshop included 12 full p... View full abstract»

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  • Automated planning in a service-oriented architecture

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):75 - 80
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    Service-oriented computing is a new paradigm to improve the performance of information systems in environments demanding for flexibility and interconnectivity. Additionally, the support of intra- and inter-organizational processes has become crucial for the competitiveness of companies. Recent research approaches propagate to plan processes automatically to improve quality and flexibility. This pa... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to extract RBAC models from BPEL4WS processes

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):81 - 86
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    The Business Process Execution Language for Web services (BPEL) has become the defacto standard for Web service composition. Yet, it does not address security aspects. This paper is concerned with access control for BPEL based processes. We present an approach to integrate role-based access control (RBAC) and BPEL on the meta-model level. Moreover, we show that such integration can be used to auto... View full abstract»

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  • Extending the scope of asynchronous collaboration: a matter of being autonomous and self-sufficient

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):87 - 92
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    Asynchronous collaborative applications and systems have to deal with complexities associated with interaction nature, idiosyncrasy of groups and technical and administrative issues. Inclusion of requirements derived from them is costly (in time, resources and economically). Existing solutions addresses asynchronous collaboration via simplification of requirements and by using centralized models. ... View full abstract»

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  • P2P architecture for scientific collaboration

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):95 - 100
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    P2P networks are often associated with file exchange applications among private users. However, their features make them suitable for other uses. In this paper we present a P2P architecture for scientific collaboration networks, which takes advantage of the properties inherent in these social networks - small-world, clustering, community structure, assortative mixing, preferential attachment and s... View full abstract»

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