Automated negotiations in web service procurement

Vikram Patankar, Rattikorn Hewett

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Abstract

Any web service procurement involves complex negotiations on non-functional requirements in order to obtain an integrative solution for both the provider and consumer perspectives. Software that facilitates automated web service procurement negotiations is valuable not only for the consumers and providers to continuously bargain for their customizations and tailor their offerings, but also to discover overlooked alternative solutions and to maintain documented rationales for future references and reuse. To date, software frameworks and mechanisms that provide flexible environments to support automated negotiations in web service procurement are lagging. This paper presents a tradeoff-based automated negotiation approach to support web service procurement. The approach employs an iterative tradeoff mechanism for evaluating opponent's offers and generating counter-offers of mutual gain based on selected quality of service parameters. The paper presents the negotiation approach in details along with an illustrated case study of negotiation in web service procurement for a medical insurance company.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW 2008
Pages620-625
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event3rd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW 2008 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Jun 8 2008Jun 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW 2008

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW 2008
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period06/8/0806/13/08

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    Patankar, V., & Hewett, R. (2008). Automated negotiations in web service procurement. In Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW 2008 (pp. 620-625). [4545682] (Proceedings - 3rd International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIW.2008.102