Title: A mobile agents-based approach to test the reliability of web services

Authors: Jia Zhang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA

Abstract: The paradigm of web services has been transforming the internet from a repository of data into a repository of services, or so-called web services. As more and more web services are published on the internet, how to opt for an appropriate and trustworthy web service poses a big challenge. In this paper we propose a mobile agents-based approach that selects reliable web service components in a cost-effective manner.

Keywords: web services; software reliability; mobile agents; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; intelligent agents; web service components; software component selection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2006.008881

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2006 Vol.2 No.1, pp.92 - 117

Published online: 01 Feb 2006 *

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