Agent Technologies and Web Engineering: Applications and Systems

Agent Technologies and Web Engineering: Applications and Systems

Ghazi I. Alkhatib (The Hashemite University, Jordan) and David C. Rine (George Mason University, USA)
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Release Date: November, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 338
ISBN13: 9781605666181|ISBN10: 1605666181|EISBN13: 9781605666198|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-618-1


In recent years, the emerging field of agent technologies has become mainstream in Web engineering. With constant field developments and updates, a reference source is needed that reflects the increased scope of agent technology application domains and development practices and tools.

Agent Technologies and Web Engineering: Applications and Systems presents the latest tools and applications addressing critical issues involved with information technology and Web engineering research. Covering topics such as next-generation networks, XML query processing, and Semantic Web services, this book provides cutting-edge research for practitioners and academicians involved in agent technology and Web engineering fields.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agent technologies
  • Conceptual data classification
  • Graph network analysis
  • Next-generation networks
  • Semantic Web services
  • Vertical Web page classifier
  • Web Engineering
  • Web service composition
  • Web service discovery systems
  • Web site performance analysis
  • Xml query processing

Reviews and Testimonials

This book presents research on how to deploy mobile agents in an e-business environment.

– Ghazi I. Alkhatib, Applied Science University, Jordan

The readership for this book includes practitioners and academics involved in agent technology and Web engineering, software/systems design, networking,telecommunication, and social computing.

– Book News Inc. (March 2009)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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The International Journal of Technology and Web Engineering (JITWE) outlines a critical dimension of integrating information technology and Web Engineering (WE) systems and tools. In an effort to facilitate and foster such dimensions and viewpoints about integrating the two areas, we selected articles published in the first two volumes of JITWE and organized them into three sections: agent, collaboration and access technologies.

The following provides an overview of the contents of each section in this book material:

  • Section I—Agent Technology: Agents, multi-agents for Web services and e-commerce.
  • Section II—Collaboration: Clustering research group collaboration, e-portfolio for virtual learning groups, email filtering.
  • Section III—Access: Algorithm for continuous queries, text summarization, XML query processing, vertical Web page classification, service-oriented architectures.

    Agent technologies are emerging as a mainstream technology in Web engineering. For example, the Web site (Whitestein, 2008) lists the following references extracted for only 2007 and 2008. The titles reflect the increasing scope of agent technologies application domains and development practices and tools.

  • Defense Industry Applications of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Agent Technology and e-Health
  • Issues in Multi-Agent Systems
  • Emerging Web Services Technology
  • The Agent Modeling Language – AML
  • Adaptive Bidding in Single-Sided Auctions under Uncertainty.

    Furthermore, the Web site (Magnet, 2008) reports applications of agent technologies in the areas of dynamic resource allocation, planning and scheduling. Reflecting this important trend, chapters in this section of book material derived from previous issue articles contain research related to agents, multiagents, and mobile agents on Web services and e-business platforms. Chapters employ multiagents to address workflow management of semantic Web services and how to create satisfaction in systems using a specific approach: Allen’s Interval Algebra and Probabilities. Follow on chapters handle service composition and provisioning, respectively. Finally, chapters present their research on how to deploy mobile agents in an e-business environment.

    Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

    Ghazi Alkhatib is an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at the College of Computer Science and Information Technology, Applied Science University located in Amman, Jordan. In 1984, he obtained his Doctor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University in Information Systems with minors in Computer Science and Accounting. Since then, he has been engaged in teaching, consulting, training, and research in the area of Computer Information Systems in the US and Gulf countries. In addition to his research interests in databases and systems analysis and design, he has published several articles and presented many papers in regional and international conferences on software processes, knowledge management, e-business, Web services, and agent software, workflow, and portal/grid computing integration with Web services.
    David Rine has been practicing, teaching ,and researching engineered software development for over thirty years. Prior to joining George Mason University, he served in various leadership roles in the IEEE Computer Society and co-founded two of the technical committees. He joined George Mason University in 1985 and was the founding chair of the Department of Computer Science and one of the founders of the (Volgenau) School of Information Technology and Engineering. Rine has received numerous research, teaching, and service awards from computer science and engineering societies and associations, including the IEEE Centennial Award, IEEE Pioneer Award, IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Awards, the IEEE Computer Society Special Awards, IEEE Computer Society 50th anniversary Golden Core Award, and historical IEEE Computer Society Honor Roll and Distinguished Technical Services Awards. He has been a pioneer in graduate, undergraduate, and high school education, producing computer science texts and leading establishment of the International Advanced Placement Computer Science program for the nation's high school students, co-designer of the first computer science and engineering curriculum (1976), and the first masters in software engineering curriculum (1978). He has been an editor of a number of prestigious software-oriented journals. During his tenure, he has authored over 300 published works and has directed many PhD students. Complementing his work at GMU, he has worked on many international technology and relief projects in various countries and made many life-long international friendships. His past students are the most important record of his technical achievements.


    Editorial Board

    Associate Editors:

  • Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
  • Mostafa I. Abd-El-Barr, Kuwait University, Kuwait
  • Federico Bergenti, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
  • Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
  • Michael Berger, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
  • Walter Binder, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Ali A. Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • N.C. Narendra, IBM Software Labs, India
  • M. Brian Blake, Georgetown University, USA

    International Editorial Advisory Board:

  • Kirk Arnett, Mississippi State University, USA
  • Fadila Bentayeb, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
  • George M. Giaglis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Marie-Pierre Gleizes, IRIT -Université Paul Sabatier, France
  • Ali Jaoua, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Qusay H. Mahmoud, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Farid Meziane, The University of Salford, United Kingdom
  • Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Andres Iglesias Prieto, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada
  • Amund Tveit, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Kok-Wai Wong, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Tony Shan, Wachovia Bank, USA