CASCOM:Intelligent Service Coordination in the Semantic Web

Michael Schumacher, Heikki Helin, Heiko Schuldt (Eds.)
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Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing
You are in emergency health care. How do you get seamless access to semantic Web services anytime, anywhere, by using any mobile computing device. This book provides all the answers. It presents the design, implementation and validation of a value-added supportive infrastructure for Semantic Web based business application services. And it applies these protocols specifically to emergency health care. The infrastructure concerned has been realized by the CASCOM European research project. For end users, the CASCOM framework provides seamless access to semantic Web services anytime, anywhere, while for service providers, CASCOM offers an innovative development platform for intelligent and mobile business application services in the Semantic Web. The essential approach of CASCOM is the innovative inter-disciplinary combination of intelligent agent, Semantic Web, peer-to-peer, and mobile computing technology. Semantic Web services are provided by peer software agents, which exploit the coordination infrastructure to efficiently operate in highly dynamic environments. This book begins by reviewing the state-of-the-art in related research fields. Then, a full proof-of-concept design and implementation of the generic infrastructure is presented. Finally, quantitative and qualitative analysis is presented on the basis of the field trials of the emergency application.
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