Virtual Enterprises and Workflow Management as Agent Coordination Issues


Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti

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.

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

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Riviste & collane

Pubblicazione

— autori/autrici

Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Omicini, Enrico Denti

— a cura di

Matthias Klusch, Franco Zambonelli

— stato

pubblicato

— tipo

articolo su rivista

Sede di pubblicazione

— rivista

International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems

— volume/numero

11 (3/4)

— data di pubblicazione

September-December 2002

— pagine

355-379

URL & ID

pagina originale
PDF originale

— DOI

10.1142/S0218843002000637

— Scopus

2-s2.0-0036742772

— WoS / ISI

000178160900009

— print ISSN

0218-8430

BibTeX

— BibTeX ID
tucson-ijcis11
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article

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