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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 22)
ISSN: 1541-1672
pp: 75-83
Jamal Bentahar , Concordia University, Canada
Zakaria Maamar , Zayed University
Djamal Benslimane , Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, France
Philippe Thiran , University of Namur
Argumentation theory can improve Web services functionality and help track the composition scenarios these Web services engage in. The authors implement an argumentation theory through a set of software agents that reason about Web services in terms of argumentation and persuasion. Web services enter and leave their respective communities and take part in composition scenarios. All this occurs according to a formal dialogue-game protocol that combines flexible policies comprising persuasion and negotiation phases. Agents' reasoning about Web services is specified using Horn theory. The authors prove that this kind of reasoning can be implemented and theoretically tractable. This article is part of a special issue on argumentation technology.
Argumentation, Dialogue game, Community, Computational complexity, Web services.

Z. Maamar, P. Thiran, D. Benslimane and J. Bentahar, "An Argumentation Framework for Communities of Web Services," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 22, no. , pp. 75-83, 2007.
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