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Title: Agents as Web Services
Authors: Ramadani , Y.
Supervisor(s): Esmahi, Larbi
Degree: Master of Science, Information Systems (MScIS)
Department: Faculty of Science and Technology
Keywords: Agent technology
web services
semantic web
agent cooperation
agent autonomy
agent context awareness
dynamic adaptation
personalized services
grid computing
Java Web Services
.NET web services
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: This essay focuses on two important technologies, Web services and agent based computing. It presents the state of the art of both technologies and then brings light on advantages that agent based computing has over Web services. Based on the research that has been done and the information collected, an agent based architecture for consuming Web services is proposed. It is worth mentioning that the work presented in this essay has two main objectives: to clearly explain the benefits and advantages of using agent based technologies and to propose a solution that supports these key benefits. The essay also tackles the issue of standardization and possible obstacles that these emerging technologies are facing and suggests for future research work that can be done. On personal level, working in this research area was an amazing experience for me. The benefits were multi-fold. I have learned how to collect, organize and filter the information. On the technical side I went through hundreds of relevant articles and the learning experience was unique. My writing skills are also improved a lot since all the time I had to think on how to present my thoughts in an easy to read and follow manner.
Graduation Date: Jan-2005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/75
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