Semantic Service Manager - Enabling Semantic Web Technologies in Multi-Agent Systems
Computer systems are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Many of todays application areas do not fit for monolithic approaches, but for distributed intelligent systems. The multi-agent paradigm is an appropriate and therefore popular approach for building these systems. To interpret messages and provided services the agents need a common ontology. Solutions to integrate standards like OWL-S allowing for using semantic web services into agent frameworks have already been presented in recent years. However, they mostly focus on service matchmaking, neglecting the design process. As a result, semantic web services are not used in actual agent frameworks. In this paper, we introduce the Semantic Service Manager, a tool that enables for implementing semantic web services in the multi-agent framework JIAC V and therefore enables the dynamic integration of new services into complex systems.