CASCOM: Intelligent Service Coordination in the Semantic Web

  • Michael Schumacher
  • Helko Schuldt
  • Helkki Helin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Heikki Helin, Michael Schumacher, Heiko Schuldt
      Pages 1-8
  3. State of the Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Heikki Helin, Ahti Syreeni
      Pages 11-29
    3. Matthias Klusch
      Pages 31-57
    4. Matthine Klusch
      Pages 59-104
    5. Bruno Gonçalves, Paulo Costa, Luis Miguel Botelho
      Pages 105-123
    6. Gert Brettlecker, Céser Cáceres, Alberto Fernández, Nadine Fröhlich, Ari Kinnunen, Sascha Ossowski et al.
      Pages 125-139
  4. The CASCOM Solution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Alberto Fernández, Sascha Ossowskí, Matteo Vasirani
      Pages 143-160
    3. Heikki Helin, Ahti Syreeni
      Pages 161-179
    4. Michael Schumacher, Alexandre de Oliveria e Sousa, Ion Constantinescu, Tim van Pelt, Boi Faltings
      Pages 181-203
    5. Luis Botelho, Alberto Fernández, Benedikt Fries, Matthias Klusch, Lino Pereira, Tiago Santos et al.
      Pages 205-233
    6. Bastian Blankenburg, Luis Botelho, Fábio Calhau, Alberto Fernández, Matthias Klusch, Sascha Ossowski
      Pages 235-262
    7. Luis M. Botelho, António L. Lopes, Thorsten Möller, Heiko Schuldt
      Pages 263-287
    8. Paulo Costa, Bruno Gonçalves, Luis Miguel Botelho
      Pages 289-308
    9. Federico Bergenti
      Pages 309-327
  5. Trials and Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Mihael Cankar, Nadine Fröhlich, Heimo Laamanen, Thorsten Möller, Heiko Schuldt
      Pages 331-347
    3. Danilo Bonardi, Luís Botelho, Matthias Klusch, António L. Lopes, Thorsten Möller, Alexandre de Oliveira e Sousa et al.
      Pages 349-362

About these proceedings


A general architecture for service delivery and coordination in intelligent agent-based peer-to-peer (IP2P) environments, that has been developed within the CASCOM research project, is presented in this book. The CASCOM architecture provides support for business services for mobile workers and users across mobile and fixed networks. To its users, the CASCOM architecture makes easy and seamless access available to Semantic Web Services anytime, anywhere, and using any device. The system has successfully been validated in trials in healthcare applications, in particular in emergency medical assistance.

The CASCOM architecture addresses the problem of seamlessly combining various novel technologies that establish the basis for self-adaptable and self-healing systems including semantic service discovery, matchmaking, composition planning and semantic service composition, reliable execution of composite services, and semantic failure handling. The book provides an in-depth introduction into these areas, presents how they have been extended in order to best support the needs for agent-based service coordination in IP2P environment, and finally shows how the different agents can be seamlessly combined.


agent platform architecture context-awareness distributed directories e-health emergency healthcare mobile computing peer-to-peer networks security semantic web services service composition service discovery service execution

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Schumacher
    • 1
  • Helko Schuldt
    • 2
  • Helkki Helin
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Business Information SystemsUniversity of Applied Sciences Western SwitzerlandSierreSwitzerland
  2. 2.Database and Information Systems GroupUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.TeliaSoneraSoneraFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8574-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8575-0
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