Agent-based service composition through simultaneous negotiation in forward and reverse auctions

@inproceedings{Preist2003AgentbasedSC,
  title={Agent-based service composition through simultaneous negotiation in forward and reverse auctions},
  author={Chris Preist and Claudio Bartolini and Andrew Byde},
  booktitle={EC '03},
  year={2003}
}
Service composition is the act of taking several component products or services, and bundling them together to meet the needs of a given customer. In the future, service composition will play an increasingly important role in e-commerce, and automation will be desirable to improve speed and efficiency of customer response. In this paper, we consider a service composition agent that both buys components and sells services through auctions. It buys component services by participating in many… 

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