The WASP Framework: Bridging the Gap Between the Web of Systems, the Web of Services, and the Web of Semantics with Agent Technology

The WASP Framework: Bridging the Gap Between the Web of Systems, the Web of Services, and the Web of Semantics with Agent Technology

Thomas Biskup (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany), Jorge Marx Gomex (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany) and Claus Rautenstrauch (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/jiit.2005040106
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Abstract

Currently, we face a major gap between the reality of the Web — a disjoined and tangled mass of loosely coupled information resources — and the vision for the Web — a tightly integrated and openly structured information network with machine-readable data that allows autonomous agencies to create new applications empowered by this wealth of information. Current research shows that we can hope to achieve this goal, but there are many obstacles left to be mastered. We propose a framework to allow researchers and developers to choose the level of detail, the type of technologies, and the extent of computing power they want to utilize for their proposed solutions. We focus on a flexible abstraction layer, pattern-oriented architecture, and open interfaces to build on the successful foundations of the Web: ease of use, flexibility, and almost unlimited expression power. Agents are the central paradigm for software development using this architecture.

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