Service orientation is a main trend in the development of support infrastructures for collaborative networks, namely in the manufacturing sector. Nevertheless, a literature review still shows the lack of a common understanding of the service concept, namely when we compare the software and business perspectives. As a contribution towards the integration of these two perspectives, this article introduces a conceptual framework based on the notion of representation of services in an ambassador-like manner through the introduction of a proactiveness mechanism. An example scenario and results with a prototype implementation are also discussed.
|Journal||International Journal Of Computer Integrated Manufacturing|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
- collaborative networks
- multi-Agent system
- proactive services
- Web service