Negotiating SLAs: An Approach for a Generic Negotiation Framework for WS-Agreement

The currentWeb Services Agreement specification draft proposes a simple request-response protocol for agreement creation only addressing bilateral offer exchanges. This paper proposes a framework augmenting this WS-Agreement to enable negotiations according to a variety of bilateral and multilateral negotiation protocols. The framework design is based on analyzing a couple of taxonomies from the literature in order to allow for capturing a variety of different negotiation models within a single, WS-Agreement compatible, framework.

By: Sebastian Hudert; Heiko Ludwig; Guido Wirtz

Published in: RC24248 in 2007


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