Automating Workflow using Dialectical Argumentation

Visara Urovi, Stefano Bromuri, Jarred McGinnis, Kostas Stathis, Andrea Omicini

IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems 3(2), pages 110–125,  2008
Pedro Isaías, Marcin Paprzycki (eds.)

This paper presents a multi-agent framework based on argumentative agent technology for the automation of the workflow selection and execution. In this framework, workflow selection is coordinated by agent interactions governed by the rules of a dialogue game whose purpose is to evaluate the workflow's properties via argumentation. Once a workflow is selected using this process, the workflow is executed by dynamically configuring workflow engines to coordinate the participating agents' workflow activities. We illustrate the overall framework with an example of workflow composition that allows an agent to book an appropriate ticket and rent a car.

Author = {Urovi, Visara and Bromuri, Stefano and McGinnis, Jarred and Stathis, Kostas and Omicini, Andrea},
Editor = {Isa{\'\i}as, Pedro and Paprzycki, Marcin},
Issn = {1646-3692},
Journal = {IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems},
Number = 2,
Pages = {110--125},
Title = {Automating Workflow using Dialectical Argumentation},
Url = {},
Volume = 3,
Year = 2008}

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