Title: Development of an enterprise decision platform: Service-Oriented Architecture approach

Authors: Kevin Kam Fung Yuen

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract: Group decision making activities have been applied in many domains in the enterprises. As many decision algorithms can be used for various domains and one domain can use various decision algorithms, this paper proposes an Enterprise Decision Platform (EDP) for the development of the adaptive decision applications. EDP is the intelligent multi-agent framework which embeds the decision algorithms as intelligent agents, and applies the architecture concept of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) which is implemented by web-services. An application development of Intelligent Supplier Evaluation System (ISES) demonstrates how this proposed model functions.

Keywords: agent-oriented software engineering; AOSE; group decision making; decision support systems; DSS; IAT; intelligent agent technology; web services; SOA; service-oriented architecture; multi-agent systems; MAS; agent-based systems; enterprise decisions; intelligent supplier evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIDS.2010.032440

International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, 2010 Vol.4 No.2, pp.156 - 174

Published online: 02 Apr 2010 *

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