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Model Checking Multi-Agent Web Services

Walton, Dr Christopher (2004) Model Checking Multi-Agent Web Services. In Proceedings AAAI Spring Symposium on Semantic Web Services, Stanford, California.

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In this paper we address the verification of communication between agents participating in multi-agent web service systems. Our approach is founded on the application of model-checking techniques to protocols which express interactions between a group of agents in the form of a dialogue. We outline a web service architecture which supports the construction of multi-agent systems using web services technology. We then define a lightweight protocol language which can express a wide range of inter-agent dialogues, and we use the SPIN model checker to verify properties of this language. Our initial results show this approach has a satisfactory success rate in the detection of failures.

Keywords:multi agent systems, model checking, web service coordination
Subjects:Status > AKT Submitted
ID Code:295
Deposited By:Walton, Dr Chris
Deposited On:02 April 2004
Alternative Locations:http://www.daml.ecs.soton.ac.uk/SSS-SWS04/32.pdf, http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/cdw/papers/aaai04/wsmodel.pdf

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