Semantic Web Services and Mobile Agents Integration for Efficient Mobile Services

Semantic Web Services and Mobile Agents Integration for Efficient Mobile Services

Vasileios Baousis (University of Athens, Greece), Vassili Spiliopoulos (University of the Aegean and National Centre of Scientific Research, Greece), Elias Zavitsanos (University of the Aegean and National Centre of Scientific Research, Greece), Stathes Hadjiefthymiades (University of Athens, Greece) and Lazaros Merakos (University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/jswis.2008010101
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Abstract

The requirement for ubiquitous service access in wireless environments presents a great challenge in light of well-known problems like high error rate and frequent disconnections. In order to satisfy this requirement, we propose the integration of two modern service technologies: Web Services and Mobile Agents. This integration allows wireless users to access and invoke semantically enriched Web Services without the need for simultaneous, online presence of the service requestor. Moreover, in order to improve the capabilities of Service registries, we exploit the advantages offered by the Semantic Web framework. Specifically, we use enhanced registries enriched with semantic information that provide semantic matching to service queries and published service descriptions. Finally, we discuss the implementation of the proposed framework and present our performance assessment findings.

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