Title: A fault tolerant service discovery by self-organisation: a MAS approach

Authors: Hakima Mellah; Salima Hassas; Habiba Drias

Addresses: Research Centre in Scientific and Technical Information – CERIST, Information Systems and Multimedia Systems Department, 5 rue des 3 frères Aissou, Ben Aknoun, BP 143, 16030, Algiers, Algeria; High School of Computing – ESI, BP 68M Oued Smar, 16309, El Harrach Algiers, Algeria ' Claude Bernard University, Liesp, Bat Nautibus, 43 Bd du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, Lyon, France ' Research Laboratory in Artificial Intelligence (LRIA), Houari Boumediene University, USTHB, BP 32 El Alia Bab Ezzouar 16 111 Algiers, Algeria

Abstract: The service discovery has become an emerging phenomena in software engineering and process engineering as well. The paper presents a multi agent system (MAS) approach, for service discovery process, based on a self-organising protocol. This feature is very crucial for assuring a correct service delivery, to avoid failures or mal-function for the service discovery environment. The requirement for self-organising choreographed services have been well realised, in case of operational, functional and behavioural faults. The self-organising protocol is conceived from bacteria colony.

Keywords: service failures; MAS service discovery; multi-agent systems; agent-based systems; bio-inspired protocols; self-organisation; bacteria colony; fault tolerance; services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2013.054167

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2013 Vol.13 No.1, pp.45 - 69

Published online: 30 Aug 2013 *

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