Semantic Web Services for Multi-Agent Systems
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 3645
2. Computer Systems Department, Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Interests: AI; multi-agent systems; intelligent agents; virtual–physical spaces; semantic modeling; smart agriculture
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Systems exposing intelligent behavior are becoming increasingly relevant and present in our daily lives. Building such systems is a huge challenge. However, the integration of various concepts, technologies, and solutions can contribute to the solution. Intelligent agents are autonomous components that can recognize and influence the environment in which they operate. Furthermore, intelligent agents can initiate certain actions to achieve a specific goal. Usually, societies of agents work together as multi-agent systems; in such cases, issues such as cooperation, negotiation, and joint implementation of plans are at the forefront of attention. Agent-oriented approaches are suitable for developing systems that take dynamic changes in the environment into account. However, they are not appropriate components for implementing functionality (business logic) in applications.
Services are components that implement functionality. One such type of special service is semantic web services. In client–server architectures, semantic web services (such as conventional web services) fulfill the role of the server-end of machine–machine interaction through the world-wide web. At the same time, semantic web services are components of the semantic web because they utilize markup, which makes data machine-readable.
The development of a third prospective aspect, which deals with the intelligent structuring of data as semantic models (ontologies) to obtain powerful tools for developing truly intelligent systems, is an ongoing project.
Therefore, this Special Issue will present the latest developments in architectures and platforms integrating intelligent agents, semantic web services, and ontologies. We especially welcome contributions presenting the application of such components in various fields. Investigators in the field are invited to contribute their original, unpublished works to this issue. Both research and review papers are welcome.
Finally, I would like to thank Dr. Veneta Tabakova-Komsalova and his valuable work for assisting us with this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Stanimir Stoyanov
Prof. Dr. Lyubka Doukovska
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- intelligent agent
- multi-agent systems
- semantic web services
- integrated architectures