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A Formalization of Continuous Commitments among Multiple Agents
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Viji R. Avali, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 96-99
Continuous commitments are those that persist and cannot be discharged. An agent that has adopted a continuous commitment must strive to meet its requirements at all possible times. In this paper we define continuous commitments, formalize them using the b...
 
Ontology Reconciliation for Service-Oriented Computing
Found in: Services Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Jingshan Huang, Jiangbo Dang, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 3-10
Service-oriented computing (SOC) is viewed as the computing paradigm of the near future, allowing for the dynamic interaction of services provided by distributed business partners. Being a declarative knowledge representation model, ontologies serve as a f...
 
A Robotic Web
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 4-7
It is interesting to view the Web's evolution in robotic terms--specifically, in terms of the common cognitive architecture for robots described as perceive, reason, act. As sensors and effectors are being added to the Web, it is acquiring the ability to p...
 
All Agents Are Not Created Equal
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns, Munindar P. Singh
Issue Date:May 1998
pp. 94-96
No summary available.
 
Web-Scale Workflow: Integrating Distributed Services
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By M. Brian Blake, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:January 2008
pp. 55-59
Modular applications, components, and services are all ways of describing the product of an organization’s efforts to embody its capabilities in autonomous software modules. In fact, the integration of services using well-established workflow paradigms cou...
 
Resource Integration Using a Large Knowledge Base in Carnot
Found in: Computer
By Christine Collet, Michael N. Huhns, Wei-Min Shen
Issue Date:December 1991
pp. 55-62
<p>A method for integrating separately developed information resources that overcomes incompatibilities in syntax and semantics and permits the resources to be accessed and modified coherently is described. The method provides logical connectivity am...
 
Research Directions for Service-Oriented Multiagent Systems
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns, Munindar P. Singh, Mark Burstein, Keith Decker, Ed Durfee, Tim Finin, Les Gasser, Hrishikesh Goradia, Nick Jennings, Kiran Lakkaraju, Hideyuki Nakashima, Van Parunak, Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, Alicia Ruvinsky, Gita Sukthankar, Samarth Swaru
Issue Date:November 2005
pp. 65-70
Today's service-oriented systems realize many ideas from the research conducted a decade or so ago in multiagent systems. Because these two fields are so deeply connected, further advances in multiagent systems could feed into tomorrow?s successful service...
 
A Semantic Web Services Architecture
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Mark Burstein, Christoph Bussler, Michal Zaremba, Tim Finin, Michael N. Huhns, Massimo Paolucci, Amit P. Sheth, Stuart Williams
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 72-81
The Semantic Web Services Initiative Architecture (SWSA) committee has created a set of architectural and protocol abstractions that serve as a foundation for Semantic Web service technologies. This article summarizes the committee's findings, emphasizing ...
 
Multiagent Reputation Management to Achieve Robust Software Using Redundancy
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Rajesh Turlapati, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 386-392
<p>This paper explains the building of robust software using multiagent reputation. One of the major goals of software engineering is to achieve robust software. Our hypothesis is that robustness can be increased through redundancy. We achieve redund...
 
Automating Supply Chains
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns, Larry M. Stephens
Issue Date:July 2001
pp. 90-93
No summary available.
 
Benevolent Agents in Multiagent Systems
Found in: Multi-Agent Systems, International Conference on
By Abdulla M. Mohamed, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 0419
This short paper describes an analysis of benevolent agents in multiagent systems. We present a definition and motivation for benevolence that is appropriate for MAS. We construct a simulator, called Mattress In the Road (MIR), and use it to analyze benevo...
 
Internet-Based Agents: Applications and Infrastructure
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Munindar P. Singh, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:July 1997
pp. 8-9
<p>Software agents are mitigating the complexity of modern information systems—technically by providing a locus for managing information subsets, and psychologically by providing an abstraction for human interaction with them.</p>
 
Coalition Deal Negotiation for Services
Found in: Rational, Robust, and Secure Negotiation Mechanisms in Multi-Agent Systems
By Jiangbo Dang, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 67-82
This paper investigates an optimal strategy for multiple-issue negotiation for services between interacting agents (service requestors and service providers). We assume the agents are self-interested. They negotiate over both functionality and QoS (quality...
 
Service-Oriented Computing: Key Concepts and Principles
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns, Munindar P. Singh
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 75-81
Although traditional approaches--the ones embodied in CASE tools and modeling frameworks--are appropriate for building individual software components, but they aren't designed to face the challenges of open environments. Service-oriented computing provides...
 
Anthropoid Agents
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns, Munindar P. Singh
Issue Date:January 1998
pp. 94-95
No summary available.
 
Why Web Services Need Social Networks
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Zakaria Maamar,Hakim Hacid,Michael N Huhns
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 90-94
To make Web services recommend the peers with whom they would like to collaborate in case of compositions, recommend the peers that can substitute for them in case of failure, and be aware of the peers that compete against them in case of selection, weavin...
 
Agents and Service-Oriented Computing for Autonomic Computing: A Research Agenda
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Frances M.T. Brazier, Jeffrey O. Kephart, H. Van Dyke Parunak, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 82-87
Autonomic computing is the solution proposed to cope with the complexity of today's computing environments. Self-management, an important element of autonomic computing, is also characteristic of single and multiagent systems, as well as systems based on s...
 
Concurrent Multiple-Issue Negotiation for Internet-Based Services
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Jiangbo Dang, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:November 2006
pp. 42-49
Negotiation is a technique for reaching a mutually beneficial agreement among autonomous entities. In an Internet-based services context, multiple entities will likely be negotiating simultaneously. The concurrent negotiation protocol extends existing nego...
 
Inferring, Validating, and Coordinating the Commitments in aWorkflow
Found in: Web Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Jiangbo Dang, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 907-908
A workflow can be represented as a set of Web services and a specification for the control and data flows among these services. It can also be represented as a colored Petri net (CPN), which is a graphical and mathematical modeling tool. In multiagent syst...
 
Guest Editors' Introduction: The Zen of the Web
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Jeff Heflin, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2003
pp. 30-33
No summary available.
 
Robust Software
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns, Vance T. Holderfield
Issue Date:March 2002
pp. 80-82
<p>Agents offer a convenient level of granularity at which to add redundancy—a key factor in developing robust software.</p>
 
Sharing Ontology Schema Information for Web Service Integration
Found in: Computer and Information Technology, International Conference on
By Jingshan Huang, Rosa Laura Zavala Gutiérrez, Benito Mendoza García, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 1056-1062
<p>In spite of many standards efforts, Web services with similar or compatible functionalities often have heterogeneous semantics. One reason is the disparate ontologies used for service descriptions. In order to compare and compose Web services, the...
 
Determining the Effect of Personality Types on Human-Agent Interactions
Found in: 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT)
By Hongying Du,Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 239-244
Because of the large number of agents and robots beginning to affect everyday life of humans, it is important to understand how humans would treat agents in a mixed human-agent society. In this paper, we are trying to find answers to two questions: whether...
 
Securing Enterprise Applications: Service-Oriented Security (SOS)
Found in: E-Commerce Technology and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services, IEEE Conference and Fifth IEEE Conference
By Csilla Farkas, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 428-431
Some of the characteristics that make service-oriented architectures appealing for enterprise applications also make them vulnerable to security breaches. The vulnerabilities are primarily due to the openness of the service-execution environment, to the dy...
 
Agents for Establishing Ad hoc Cross-Organizational Teams
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By James E. Just, Mark R. Cornwell, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 526-530
Ad hoc cross-agency teams are often needed to deal with actual, imminent, or potential crises involving multiple geographic/political jurisdictions or requiring coordinated expertise from organizations with different responsibilities. Our initial ontology-...
 
The Sentient Web
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:November 2003
pp. 82-84
<p>The Web has a huge memory capacity and onlinemcomputational ability, and resources are not a limiting factor ? but how likely is it? What is the future possibility for some form of sentience, and what is the current sentient capability of the Web ...
 
Trusted Autonomy
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns, Duncan A. Buell
Issue Date:May 2002
pp. 92-95
No summary available.
 
Agent Societies: Magnitude and Duration
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:January 2002
pp. 79-81
<p>Billions of embedded agents will soon fill our world, and they will need not only scalable infrastructures and communication services, but also scalable social services encompassing ethics and laws.</p>
 
Consensus Ontologies: Reconciling the Semantics of Web Pages and Agents
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Larry M. Stephens, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2001
pp. 92-95
Should you put your information where it belongs, or where people are most likely to look for it?
 
Philosophical Agents
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By John R. Rose, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:May 2001
pp. 104-106
No summary available.
 
Automating Workflows for Service Order Processing: Integrating AI and Database Technologies
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Munindar P. Singh, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:October 1994
pp. 19-23
<p>We have developed an AI-based architecture that automatically manages workflows, and we have implemented a prototype that executes on top of a distributed computing environment to help a telecommunications company better provide a service that req...
 
Cloud-Based Software Crowdsourcing
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Wei-Tek Tsai,Wenjun Wu,Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:May 2014
pp. 78-83
In addition to providing large-scale, highly available computational resources, clouds also enable a new methodology for software development via crowdsourcing, in which crowd participants either collaborate or compete to contribute software. Using a crowd...
 
A Scalable Architecture for Automatic Service Composition
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
By Incheon Paik,Wuhui Chen,Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 82-95
This paper addresses automatic service composition (ASC) as a means to create new value-added services dynamically and automatically from existing services in service-oriented architecture and cloud computing environments. Manually composing services for r...
 
Multiagent systems and semantic services for very large-scale participatory design
Found in: International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
By Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 2
There are a number of important societal problems that resist conventional, i.e., centralized, solutions. The problems affect the management of our economic systems, climate, energy systems, transportation systems, telecommunication systems, and infrastruc...
   
Transforming Abstract QoS Requirements, Preferences, and Logic Constraints for Automatic Web Service Composition
Found in: Web Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Incheon Paik, Haruhiko Takada, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 764-765
The constraints revealed during a logical composition of services are often too abstract for automatic service composition. The abstract constraints have to be transformed to concrete attributes. This research investigates semi-automatic transformation of ...
 
Behavioral Queries for Service Selection: An Agile Approach to SOC
Found in: Web Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Rosa Laura Zavala Gutierrez, Benito Mendoza, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 1152-1153
Automatic service discovery and selection is the key aspect for composing Web services dynamically in service-oriented computing (SOC). Current approaches to automating discovery and selection make use of only structural and functional aspects of the Web s...
 
A Framework for Intelligent Web Services: Combined HTN and CSP Approach
Found in: Web Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Incheon Paik, Daisuke Maruyama, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 959-962
Solving general real-life problems requires a set of appropriate services to be composed via planning, scheduled, and then executed. Web service composition is the most difficult aspect and is our focus. In this paper, we describe a new framework for intel...
 
Facilitating Human Collaboration with Agents
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By James E. Just, Mark R. Cornwell, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 71a
Ad hoc cross-agency teams are often needed to deal with actual, imminent, or potential crises that involve multiple geographic or political jurisdictions or require coordinated expertise from organizations with different responsibilities. Many of these tea...
   
Commitments Among Agents
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Ashok U. Mallya, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:July 2003
pp. 90-93
<p>Commitments are a powerful representation for modeling multiagent interactions. The authors describe a rich representation for the temporal content of commitments that let us capture realistic contracts and avoid ambiguities.</p>
 
Consensus Software: Robustness and Social Good
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 91-93
<p>Historically, societies have been controlled by systems of law, economics, and politics. Increasingly, modern societies are being controlled by computer systems as well, and it is not always obvious to which political philosophy such systems might...
 
Being and Acting Rational
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:March 2003
pp. 91-93
No summary available.
 
Massive Deliberation
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By William H. Turkett Jr., John R. Rose, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:January 2003
pp. 72-75
<p>The collective reasoning ability of agents could soon be harnessed for solving problems that require knowledge, reasoning, and intelligence.</p>
 
Making Agents Secure on the Semantic Web
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Csilla Farkas, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:November 2002
pp. 76-79
<p>Traditional security models are largely inadequate for handling the many new risks that have emerged along with the rapid development of Web technologies, but significant efforts are under way.</p>
 
Weaving a Computing Fabric
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns, Larry M. Stephens, John W. Keele, Jim E. Wray, Warren M. Snelling, Greg P. Harhay, Randy R. Bradley
Issue Date:September 2002
pp. 88-91
<p>Agents--in the form of elves, sprites, avatars, jinis, and genome agents--are forming the new fabric for our computing infrastructure. Given their flexibility and all-around suitability for this broad range of tasks, it is not surprising to see th...
 
Agents as Web Services
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 93-95
<p>A recent minor encounter with my local medical system produced the following flurry of mail: I received bills from the doctor, the medical lab, the hospital, the specialist, and another from the hospital, then a refund from the doctor, a form to v...
 
Probability and Agents
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Marco G. Valtorta, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:November 2001
pp. 77-79
<p>Agents will need a probabilistic approach in order to make sense of the imprecise and uncertain information they gather from the Web.</p>
 
Trust and Persistence
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Paul A. Buhler, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:March 2001
pp. 85-87
No summary available.
 
Inside an Agent
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By José M. Vidal, Paul A. Buhler, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:January 2001
pp. 82-86
No summary available.
 
An Agent-Based Global Economy
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:November 2000
pp. 83-84
Many people are buying music CDs over the Web, but with multiple retail sites offering the same CDs, how do you decide which retailer to buy from? Typically, you visit a few sites and choose the one with the lowest price. Shopbotsshopping agents that autom...
 
The Emergence of Language Among Autonomous Agents
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Piotr Gmytrasiewicz, Michael N. Huhns
Issue Date:July 2000
pp. 90-92
No summary available.
 
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