Agent and Web Service Technologies in Virtual Enterprises

Agent and Web Service Technologies in Virtual Enterprises

Nicolaos Protogeros (University of Macedonia, Greece)
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Release Date: July, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 408
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-648-8
ISBN13: 9781599046488|ISBN10: 1599046482|EISBN13: 9781599046501
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Description & Coverage

Research on new technologies for the virtual enterprise operation has opened up new ideas on the design principles and operation approaches in order to maximize benefits and overcome limitations encountered.

Agent and Web Service Technologies in Virtual Enterprises provides a comprehensive review of the most recent advances in agent and Web service technologies, integrating the most recent contributions supporting formation, integration, collaboration, and operation in virtual enterprises. This Premier Reference Source enables libraries to provide researchers with a deep and thorough understanding of the benefits and issues surrounding agents and Web service technologies, and practical insights from examples of applications of these technologies throughout various aspects of the virtual enterprise life cycle.


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

  • Achieving Agile Enterprise
  • Adaptive Choreography Support
  • Agent-Based Intelligent System
  • Agents and Web Services
  • Agile/Virtual Enterprise Integration
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Composition for Virtual Enterprises
  • Environmental Sector
  • Health Infrastructures
  • Interoperability Middleware
  • Multi-Agent Systems Integration
  • Recommender Agent
  • Semantic Web
  • Software Agent Technology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Virtual Enterprise Formation
  • Web Service Discovery
  • Web Services Technology
  • Web-Pilarcos
Reviews and Testimonials

"Protogeros has compiled an astounding reference source, a thorough and complete treatise of Web technologies and their increasingly important role in the world's economy. Highly recommended."

– CHOICE, Vol. 45, No. 06 (2008)

This book contains 14 excellent chapters authored by a group of internationally renowned and experienced professionals and researchers in the field of IT and virtual enterprise (VE) science.

– Nicolaos Protogeros, University of Macedonia, Greece

"The nineteen chapters presented by Protogeros constitute a survey of recent advances in software agent and Web service technologies, treating them both as enabling technologies for virtual enterprises as well as paradigms relevant to the organizational and social aspects of such enterprises."

– Book News (November 2007)

This book includes a detailed table of contents with abstracts, supplying a needed access point to the content. Also, all chapter references are compiled at the end of the book, providing users with a helpful bibliography in this subject area.

– American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 39

I found it quite comprehensive and innovative in both scientific analysis and contribution as well as in writing style. All authors explain their ideas and propositions in a proper academic format, leading the reader to follow complex technical matters in an understandable way.

– D. John Mylonakis, Hellenic Open Univeristy, Greece
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Editor/Author Biographies

Nicolaos Protogeros is a lecturer of information systems and e-commerce at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He received a PhD in information systems from the National Polytechnic Institute (France), an MSc in remote sensing from the University Paul Sabatier (France), and a bachelor degree in mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Dr. Protogeros has 15 years of working experience in the private sector specializing in information technology and electronic commerce applications and over 10 years of teaching experience. He has been the project leader for many research and development projects in the area of Web-based technologies, software agents, and virtual organizations. Dr. Protogeros has published papers in academic journals and he has participated in many international conferences. His current research and teaching activities are concerned with the implementation and application of e-commerce systems to support inter-organizational collaboration and virtual enterprises.
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