Virtual Enterprises and Workflow Management as Agent Coordination Issues


Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti

International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems 11(3/4), pages 355-379, September-December 2002
World Scientific
Matthias Klusch, Franco Zambonelli (eds.)
Special Issue: Cooperative Information Agents — Best Papers of CIA 2001

Agents and multiagent systems (MAS) have already proved suitable for dealing with the complexity of today B2B application scenarios.
Application environments such as virtual enterprises (VE) and inter-organisational workflow management systems (WfMS) specially call for the integration of heterogeneous resources, services, and processes.
In this article we first recognise VE and workflow management as agent coordination problems, then discuss how objective coordination – that is, coordination from outside agents – can help to model VE and WfMS.
Finally, we show the impact of an agent coordination infrastructure like TuCSoN on the engineering of highly dynamic VE and WfMS, by discussing a simple case study.

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Journals & Series

Publication

— authors

Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti

— editors

Matthias Klusch, Franco Zambonelli

— status

published

— sort

article in journal

Venue

— journal

International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems

— volume

11

— issue

3/4

— pages

355-379

— publication date

September-December 2002

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original page  |  original PDF

Identifiers

— DOI

10.1142/S0218843002000637

— Scopus

2-s2.0-0036742772

— WoS / ISI

000178160900009

— print ISSN

0218-8430

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tucson-ijcis11
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article

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