The assurance of quality-of-service (QoS) is critical for the successful deployment of service-oriented applications, especially in open, dynamic, and distributed cross-organizational environments. Adaptive management of the QoS assured provision of composite services is required for more reliable, fault-tolerant, and flexible service delivery in such environments. It can be realized with software agents offering a unified framework and necessary capabilities for carrying out different adaptive management tasks across the whole lifecycle of composite service provision.
Cybernetics and Systems: Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2008, Wroclaw, Poland, 18-20 June 2008,
Vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 68-84