Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Industry has been and still is, more than ever, interested in executing business functions that span multiple applications. This demands high-levels of interoperability and a more flexible and adaptive business process management. In the attempt to delineate an effective solution, some researchers have envisaged as strategic the integration of the service-oriented technology with business process management, semantic and Web technologies. Others have turned their attention towards agent technology, integrated with the aforementioned technologies, as an interesting means for implementing business systems.