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SOA/WS Applications using Cognitive Agents working in CArtAgO Environments

Michele Piunti, Alessandro Ricci, Andrea Santi
In this paper we propose a programming model for designing and programming Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) in an agent-oriented approach. In particular, the approach is meant to be useful for the design and programming of complex service-oriented systems, by providing first-class design tools to implement challenging features of nextcoming service applications. Indeed, besides autonomy, loose-coupled interactions, openness, flexibility, etc., the proposed design model promotes: {i} the use of a strong notion of agency, thus agents that can be defined along their mental attitudes to be fully autonomous systems, with pro-active and goal oriented abilities with respect of the achievement of their tasks; {ii} the definition artifact-based work environments where agents are meant to work and interact, thus enabling intelligent and cognitive agents to co-use, expose and manage web service technologies in a suitable functional fashion by the mean of special artifact-based infrastructures. Besides describing the basic concepts underlying the agent and artifact programming model for web services, the developing platform CArtAgO-WS is resumed along with a describing example explored to show the approach in practice.
Keywords: Web Services, Multi Agent Systems, Agent and Artifacts, BDI
Proceedings of 10th Joint Conference AI*IA TABOO From Objects to Agents (WOA 2009), 2009
@inproceedings{PRS-WOA09,
	booktitle = {Proceedings of 10th Joint Conference AI*IA TABOO From Objects to Agents (WOA 2009)},
	author = {Piunti, Michele and Ricci, Alessandro and Santi, Andrea},
	title = {SOA/WS Applications using Cognitive Agents working in CArtAgO Environments},
	year = 2009,
	abstract = {In this paper we propose a programming model for designing and programming
Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) in an agent-oriented approach.
In particular, the approach is meant to be useful for the design and programming of complex service-oriented systems, by providing first-class design tools to implement challenging features of nextcoming service applications. Indeed, besides autonomy, loose-coupled interactions, openness, flexibility, etc., the proposed design model promotes:
{i} the use of a strong notion of agency, thus agents that can be defined along their mental attitudes to be fully autonomous systems, with pro-active and goal oriented abilities with respect of the achievement of their tasks;
{ii} the definition artifact-based work environments where agents are meant to work and interact, thus enabling intelligent and cognitive agents to co-use, expose and manage web service technologies in a suitable functional fashion by the mean of special artifact-based infrastructures.
Besides describing the basic concepts underlying the agent and artifact programming model for web services, the developing platform CArtAgO-WS is resumed along with a describing example explored to show the approach in practice.},
	keywords = {Web Services, Multi Agent Systems, Agent and Artifacts, BDI},
	status = {Published},
	venue = {WOA}}