Integrating Internet of Services and Internet of Things from a Multiagent Perspective

Donghui Lin*, Yohei Murakami, Toru Ishida

*Corresponding author for this work

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To realize the Internet-based sociotechnical systems, it is necessary to build a comprehensive and effective infrastructure to support the interaction between various cloud services on the Internet and the physical world in which we live. For example, the information produced by the sensors is usually aggregated, processed and analyzed by services in the cloud, which can be used by various stakeholders for decision-making in many different application fields. Therefore, we need to consider integrating the Internet of Services (IoS), which enables the flexible sharing and composition of cloud services on the Internet, with the Internet of Things (IoT), which represents the constellation of things equipped with various sensors and actuators. The integration of IoS and IoT often involves multiple parties and so must deal with complex issues such as interaction, dynamics, scalability and decision making, all of which can be studied from a multiagent perspective. In this paper, we start by discussing the necessities and challenges for integrating IoS and IoT. Then, we propose an integrated architecture and examine it from two multiagent perspectives. One is to regard the integrated architecture of IoS and IoT as a multiagent-based architecture considering various patterns of service composition and interaction. The other is to apply multiagent methodologies when designing sociotechnical systems for various application domains based on the integrated IoS/IoT architecture. Moreover, we use the example application of designing multilingual environments to discuss the above two perspectives with possible future research directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMassively Multi-Agent Systems II - International Workshop, MMAS 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsItsuki Noda, Franco Zambonelli, Donghui Lin, Toru Ishida
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030209360
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Workshop on Massively Multi-agent Systems, MMAS 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2018 Jul 142018 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11422 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Massively Multi-agent Systems, MMAS 2018


  • Internet of Services
  • Internet of Things
  • Multiagent systems
  • Sociotechnical systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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