IG-JADE-PKSlib: An Agent-Based Framework for Advanced Web Service Composition and Provisioning
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In this paper we describe an agent-based infrastructure and toolkit to develop inter-operable, intelligent, multiagent systems for Web service composition (WSC) and provisioning. Our toolkit is realized through an interface library (IG-JADE-PKSlib) that combines state of the art agent-based and planning technologies (i.e., the IndiGolog model-based agent programming language, the JADE agent platform, and the PKS planning system). We show that each of these tools has its strengths and weaknesses, but combined together, they provide a very powerful toolkit. We argue that this infrastructure is particularly well suited for developing next generation Web services (WS) applications.