Agent and Web Service Technologies in Virtual Enterprises, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599046504
  • ISBN-13: 9781599046501
  • DDC: 006.33
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 383 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Research on new technologies for the virtual enterprise operation has opened up new ideas on the design principles and operation approaches in order to maximize benefits and overcome limitations encountered.

Agent and Web Service Technologies in Virtual Enterprises provides a comprehensive review of the most recent advances in agent and Web service technologies. It provides an integrated view of the most recent contributions which support formation, integration, collaboration, and operation in virtual enterprise. This reference source enables libraries to provide researchers with a deep and thorough understanding of the benefits and issues surrounding agents and Web service technologies, and practical insights from examples of applications of these technologies throughout various aspects of the virtual enterprise life cycle.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Agents and Web Services Overview.
2: Software Agent Technology: An Overview.
3: Web Services Technology: An Overview.
4: Virtual Enterprise Formation.
5: Virtual Enterprise Formation Supported by Agents and Web Services.
6: Virtual Enterprise Integration.
7: Adaptive Service Choreography Support in Virtual Enterprises.
8: Technologies to Support the Market of Resources as an Infrastructure for Agile/Virtual Enterprise Integration.
9: The Utilization of Semantic Web for Integrating Enterprise Systems.
10: A Recommender Agent to Support Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Enterprises.
11: Framework of Agent-Based Intelligent System for Distributed Virtual Enterprise Project Control.
12: Sharing Views, Information, and Cross-Enterprise Culture in the Corporate Situation Room.
13: Multi-Agent Systems Integration in Enterprise Environments Using Web Services.
14: Web Service Discovery and Composition for Virtual Enterprises.
15: Achieving Agile Enterprise through Integrated Process Management: From Planning to Work Execution.
16: Virtual Enterprise Operation.
17: Agents and Multi-Agent Systems in Supply Chain Management: An Overview.
18: A Conceptual Framework for Business Process Modeling in Virtual Organizations.
19: Towards a Virtual Enterprise Architecture for the Environmental Sector.
20: Using VO Concept for Managing Dynamic Security Associations.
21: Interoperability Middleware for Federated Business Services in Web-Pilarcos.
22: Web-Based Template-Driven Communication Support Systems: Using Shadow netWorkspace to Support Trust Development in Virtual Teams.
23: Web Service Design Concepts and Structures for Support of Highly Interconnected E-Health Infrastructures: A Bottom-Up Approach.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.