[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A common practice in enterprise environments is the usage of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) which implies heavy usage of web services. Lately the trend is to extend these approaches down to the embedded device layer i.e. have devices running web services natively and offer their functionality as a service. The Internet of Things (IoT) envisions millions of such heterogeneous, usually mobile, devices communicating with each other creating a very dynamic infrastructure. In this paper we concentrate on our efforts to use a multi-agent system to simulate this emerging dynamic infrastructure populated with large number of web-service enabled devices.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In the future Internet of Things, intelligent embedded devices are expected to not only offer their functionality as a web service, but also to be able to discover and cooperate with other devices and services in a peer-to-peer way. The new capabilities of the emerging infrastructure will have a significant impact on industrial applications, services and business practices. In this paper we explore the simulation of such an infrastructure composed of heterogeneous web-service enabled (SOA-ready) devices with the help of a multi-agent system.