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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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The Web Services Architecture (WSA), which is a conceptual model for understanding web services, is composed of four models, with agents prevalent in all the models. Despite the centrality of agents to web services, there is no coherent subset of the Architecture encapsulating agents. Thus, this paper presents how the WSA is re-conceptualized to include the Agent-Role Model (ARM) as the focal point of the Architecture towards which the other four models converge. The extended architectural model would therefore enable web services to provide the more basic level functionality of invocation; and agents provide higher-level functions by acting as autonomous entities that incorporate intelligence in using, combining and choreographing web services, that were lacking in pre-existing models.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Extending Web Services with Agent Models and Patterns

The Web Services Architecture (WSA), which is a conceptual model for understanding web services, is composed of four models, with agents prevalent in all the models. Despite the centrality of agents to web services, there is no coherent subset of the Architecture encapsulating agents. Thus, this paper presents how the WSA is re-conceptualized to include the Agent-Role Model (ARM) as the focal point of the Architecture towards which the other four models converge. The extended architectural model would therefore enable web services to provide the more basic level functionality of invocation; and agents provide higher-level functions by acting as autonomous entities that incorporate intelligence in using, combining and choreographing web services, that were lacking in pre-existing models.