Mark H. Burstein

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In this paper we present DAML-S, a DAML+OIL ontology for describing the properties and capabilities of Web Services. Web Services – Web-accessible programs and devices – are garnering a great deal of interest from industry, and standards are emerging for low-level descriptions of Web Services. DAML-S complements this effort by providing Web Service(More)
Service interface description languages such as WSDL, and related standards, are evolving rapidly to provide a foundation for interoperation between Web services. At the same time, Semantic Web service technologies, such as the Ontology Web Language for Services (OWL-S), are developing the means by which services can be given richer semantic specifications.(More)
Current industry standards for describing Web Services focus on ensuring interoperability across diverse platforms, but do not provide a good foundation for automating the use of Web Services. Representational techniques being developed for the Semantic Web can be used to augment these standards. The resulting Web Service specifications enable the(More)
Formed in February 2003, the Semantic Web Services Initiative Architecture (SWSA) committee’s mission is to develop the necessary abstractions for an architecture that supports Semantic Web services. The resultant framework builds on the W3C Web Services Architecture working group report (and is motivated in part by Tim Berners-Lee’s vision for the Semantic(More)
Michael N. Huhns, Munindar P. Singh, Mark Burstein, Keith Decker, Edmund Durfee,Tim Finin, Les Gasser, Hrishikesh Goradia, Nick Jennings, Kiran Lakkaraju, Hideyuki Nakashima, H.Van Dyke Parunak, Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, Alicia Ruvinsky, Gita Sukthankar, Samarth Swarup, Katia Sycara, Milind Tambe, Tom Wagner, and Laura Zavala MAS Research Roadmap Project(More)
POIROT is an integration framework for combining machine learning mechanisms to learn hierarchical models of web services procedures from a single or very small set of demonstration examples. The system is organized around a shared representation language for communications with a central hypothesis blackboard. Component learning systems share semantic(More)
To increase the assurance with which agents can be deployed in operational settings, we have been developing the KAoS policy and domain services. In conjunction with Nomads strong mobility and safe execution features, KAoS services and tools allow for the specification, management, conflict resolution, and enforcement of DAML-based policies within the(More)
One of the less appreciated obstacles to scaling multi-agent systems is understanding the impact of the role(s) that people will play in those systems. As we try to adapt existing software tools and agent-based applications to play supportive roles in larger multi-agent systems, we must develop strategies for coordinating not only the problem solving(More)