A Goal Driven Framework for Service Discovery in Service-Oriented Architecture: A Multiagent Based Approach
Automated service discovery is one of the very important features in any Semantic Web Service (SWS) based framework. Achieving this functionality in e-resource sharing system is not an easy task due to its hugeness and heterogeneity among the available resources. Any efficient automated service discovery will remain worthless until discovered services fulfill the required goal(s) demanded by the user or the client program. In this paper, the authors have proposed a goal driven approach towards an automated service discovery using Agent Swarm in an innovative way. A novel multi agent based architecture has been introduced here for service discovery. Communications among the agent in service-oriented framework for the said purpose has also been illustrated here.