Multi-agent collaboration for B2B workflow monitoring

Xu, Dongming and Wang, Huaiqing (2002) Multi-agent collaboration for B2B workflow monitoring. Knowledge-Based Systems, 15 8: 485-491. doi:10.1016/S0950-7051(02)00033-3

Author Xu, Dongming
Wang, Huaiqing
Title Multi-agent collaboration for B2B workflow monitoring
Journal name Knowledge-Based Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0950-7051
Publication date 2002-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0950-7051(02)00033-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 8
Start page 485
End page 491
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford UK
Publisher Elseiver
Language eng
Subject 0806 Information Systems
Abstract Business-to-business (B2B) applications environments are exceedingly dynamic and competitive. This dynamism is manifested in the form of changing process requirements and time constraints. However, current workflow management technologies have difficulties to solve the challenges problems, such as: how to deal with the dynamic nature of B2B commerce processes, how to manage the distributed knowledge and recourses, and how to reduce the transaction risk. In this paper, a collaborative multi-agent system has been proposed. Multiple intelligent agents in our system can work together not only to identify the workflow problems, but also to solve such problems, by applying business rules, such as re-organizing the procurement and the transaction processes, and making necessary workflow process changes.
Keyword Workflow-monitoring system
Intelligent agent
Business intelligence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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