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Trust-based service provider selection in service-oriented environments


Su, X and Zhang, M and Mu, Y and Bai, Q, Trust-based service provider selection in service-oriented environments, International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 11, (10) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1738-7906 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Nowadays, agent-based service-oriented systems have been widely applied in many complex domains such as e-markets, grid systems, e-governments and service-oriented software systems, cross Internet and organizations. In this kind of service-oriented multi-agent systems, service providers (agents) and service consumers (agents) are autonomous entities and can enter and leave environments freely. How to select the most suitable service providers according to the requested services from consumers in such an open and dynamic environment is a very challenging issue. The objectives of this paper include (1) studying the challenging issues of trust-based service provider selection, (2) investigating the current approaches of trust models for service provider selection in general service-oriented multi-agent systems, and (3) developing new solutions for service provider selection to overcome several limitations in current approaches.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:multi-agent systems, service-oriented environments, trust and reputation, service provider selection, intelligent agents, service selection
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Intelligent robotics
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Bai, Q (Dr Quan Bai)
ID Code:140673
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2020-09-01
Last Modified:2020-10-19

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