Paper Details

  • Title:

    A Contract Agreement Policy-Based Workflow Methodology for Agents Interacting in the Semantic Web

  • Author(s):

    K. Kravari, G. Kastori, Nick Bassiliades, G. Governatori

  • Keywords: Semantic Web, Intelligent Agents, e-Contracts, defeasible reasoning.
  • Abstract:

    The Semantic Web aims at automating Web content understanding and user request satisfaction. Intelligent agents assist towards this by performing complex actions on behalf of their users into real-life applications, such as e-Contracts, which make transactions simple by modeling the processes involved. This paper, presents a policy-based workflow methodology for efficient contract agreement among agents interacting in the Semantic Web. In addition, we present the integration of this methodology into a multi-agent knowledgebased framework, providing flexibility, reusability and interoperability of behavior between agents. The main advantage of our approach is that it provides a safe, generic, and reusable framework for modeling and monitoring e-Contract agreements, which could be used for different types of on-line transactions among agents. Furthermore, our framework is based on Semantic Web and FIPA standards, to maximize interoperability and reusability. Finally, an e-Commerce contract negotiation scenario is presented that illustrates the usability of the approach.

  • Category: Conference Papers
  • Tags: 2010 Kravari Kastori Bassiliades Governatori