Automated Composition and Reliable Execution of Ad-hoc Processes

Title Automated Composition and Reliable Execution of Ad-hoc Processes
Author(s) Walter Binder, Ion Constantinescu, Boi Faltings, Klaus Haller, and Can Türker
Type inproceedings
Booktitle Second European Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS)
Barcelona, Spain
Month december
Year 2004


This paper presents an architecture to automatically create ad-hoc processes for complex value-added services and to execute them in a reliable way. The uniqueness of ad-hoc processes is to support users not only in standardized situations like traditional workflows do, but also in unique, non-recurring situations. Based on user requirements, a service composition engine generates such ad-hoc processes, which integrate individual services in order to provide the desired functionality. Our infrastructure executes ad-hoc processes by transactional agents in a peer-to-peer style. The process execution is thereby performed under transactional guarantees. Moreover, the service composition engine is used to re-plan in the case of serious execution failures.

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