An Agent Architecture for Ensuring Quality of Service by Dynamic Capability Certification

  • Thorsten Scholz
  • Ingo J. Timm
  • Rainer Spittel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3550)


Agents and web services encapsulate key functionalities and therefore offer a high degree of flexibility and scalability. Semantic web services integrate explicit service descriptions with formal semantics allowing for reasoning on service discovery, chaining, and application. The key challenge here is the identification of appropriate services, which is supported by research on semantic web services. However, problems with assessing quality of service just start to begin when services have been discovered. In this paper, we will propose an agent-based approach for third-party quality of service certification enabling reliable distributed problem solving which is evaluated prototypically.


Multiagent System Service Discovery Service Consumer Agent Architecture Service Capability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thorsten Scholz
    • 1
  • Ingo J. Timm
    • 1
  • Rainer Spittel
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Computing Technologies (TZI)University of Bremen 

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