Below is a sample of publications is the areas of Semantic Ontology Mediation, Intellgent Semantic Search, Agent-Based Systems, Service-Oriented Architectures, Semantic Web Services, E-Commerce and Large-Scale Systems.

A more comprehensive list of publications may be found in my CV.

For those papers that do not have a link, please refer to my DBLP page.  There are links to the various digital libraries. 

If you cannot find the paper, please contact me via my Contact Me  page.

Semantic Web Services and Virtual Enterprise

J. McDowall, A. Brodsky and L. Kerschberg, “A Formal Model for Optimizing Dynamic Service Composition,” 14th INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Richmond, Virginia, January 11-13, 2015, pp. 149-160.

John McDowall, Larry Kerschberg, "Leveraging Social Networks to Improve Service Selection in Workflow Composition." ASONAM 2012: 1278-1283.

John McDowall, Larry Kerschberg, "Agent Negotiation Strategies for Composing Service Workflows. ICDE Workshops 2012: 87-93.

John McDowall, Larry Kerschberg, "Optimizing Service Selection in Dynamic Workflow Composition: Using Social Media to Develop Recommendations." SRII Global Conference 2012: 535-543.

John McDowall, Larry Kerschberg, "A multi-agent approach for generating ontologies and composing services into executable workflows." EDBT/ICDT Workshops 2010

Semantic Ontology Mediation, Information Integration and Interoperation

Saravanan Muthaiyah. “A Framework and Methodology for Ontology Mediation Through Semantic and Syntactic Mapping.” PhD Dissertation, George Mason University, 2008.

Sarvanan Muthaiyah, Marcel Barbulescu, and Larry Kerschberg. “Managing an Evolving Shared Knowledge Repository: The Upgrade Process Via Semantic Mediation.” Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (ICCSIS), Athens, Greece, 2008.

Patent Awarded

On October 3, 2006, Dr. Kerschberg, W. Kim and A. Scime were awarded US Patent Number 7, 117,207 B1 entitled Personalizable Semantic Taxonomy-Based Search Agent.

The first two papers listed describe the invention.

Here is the patent on Google Patents.

Sarvanan Muthaiyah, Marcel Barbulescu, and Larry Kerschberg “A Hybrid Similarity Matching Algorithm for Mapping and Upgrading Ontologies via a Multi-Agent System”, 12th WSEAS International Conference on Computers (WSEAS CSCC), July 23rd-25th, 2008, Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece, ISBN:978-960-6766-85-5. 

Saravanan Muthaiyah, Marcel Barbulescu, and Larry Kerschberg. “An Improved Matching Algorithm for Developing a Consistent Knowledge Model across Enterprises Using SRS and SWRL”, 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICCS), 5-8th January 2009, Hawaii, USA.

Saravanan Muthaiyah, and Larry Kerschberg. “Virtual Organization Security Policies: An Ontology-Based Mapping and Integration Approach.” Paper presented at The Second Secure Knowledge Management Workshop (SKM), 2006.

Saravanan Muthaiyah, and Larry Kerschberg. “Dynamic Integration and Semantic Security Policy Ontology Mapping for Semantic Web Services (SWS)”, IEEE, First International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM’06), Bangalore, India, December 2006, IEEE Engineering Management Society, ISSN 1-4244-0682-X, pg. 116-120.

Saravanan Muthaiyah, and Kerschberg, Larry. “Virtual Organization Security Policies: An Ontology-based Integration Approach”, Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), A Journal of Research and Innovation, Springer, USA, Special Issue on Secure Knowledge Management, Volume 9, Number 5, pg 505-514, 2007, ISSN: 1387-3326 (print), ISSN: 1572-9419 (electronic) Link: 

Saravanan Muthaiyah, and Kerschberg, Larry. “A Hybrid Ontology Mediation Approach for the Semantic Web”, Special Issue on Decision Technologies in E-Business, International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR), Volume 4, Number 4, pg 79-91, 2008, Idea Group Publishing Inc, U.S.A. ISSN: 1548-1131, EISSN: 1548-114X.  Link:,

Saravanan Muthaiyah, and Kerschberg, Larry. “Achieving Interoperability in E-government Services With Two Modes of Semantic Bridging: SRS and SWRL”, Journal of Theoretical And Applied E-Commerce Research (JTAER), Special Issue on Electronic Document Interoperability In eBusiness and eGovernment Applications, Chile, (To Appear).

Intelligent Search and Knowledge Management

Larry Kerschberg. "The Role of Context in Social Semantic Search and Decision Making.”  International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools 23(6) (2014)

Larry Kerschberg, Zbigniew W. Ras:, "Special issue on future directions for intelligent information systems." J. Intell. Inf. Syst. 43(3): 409-410 (2014)

T. Morrell and L. Kerschberg, “Personal Health Explorer: A Semantic Health Recommendation System,” Workshop on Data-Driven Decision Support and Guidance Systems (DGSS), 28th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, Arlington, VA, April 1, 2012.

M. Omar Nachawati, Rasheed Rabbi, Genong (Eugene) Yu, Larry Kerschberg, Alexander Brodsky, "Social Sifter: An Agent-Based Recommender System to Mine the Social Web." STIDS 2012: 125-128

L. Kerschberg, W. Kim, and A. Scime, "A Semantic Taxonomy-Based Personalizable Meta-Search Agent," in Innovative Concepts for Agent-Based Systems, vol. LNAI 2564, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, W. Truszkowski, Ed. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2003, pp. 3-31.

Kim, W., Kerschberg, L. and Scime, A. Learning for Automatic Personalization in a Semantic Taxonomy-Based Meta-Search Agent. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA), 1 (2).

L. Kerschberg, H. Jeong, and W. Kim, "Emergent Semantics in Knowledge Sifter: An Evolutionary Search Agent based on Semantic Web Services,"Journal of Data Semantics, Accepted for publication, 2006.

L. Kerschberg and H. Jeong, "Just-in-Time Knowledge Management," Keynote Talk, Third Conference on Professional Knowledge Management, April 10-13, 2005, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

R. Morikawa and L. Kerschberg, "MAKO-PM: Just-In-Time Process Model,"Workshop on Information Just-in-Time (WIJIT2005): Seeking a New Knowledge Management Paradigm, Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 11, 2005.

R. Morikawa and L. Kerschberg, "MAKO: Multi-Ontology Analytical Knowledge Organization based on Topic Maps," Fifth International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Knowledge Management, Zaragoza, Spain, 2004.

Agent-Based Systems

G. Emami, J. Cheng, D. Cornwell, M. Feldhousen, C. Long, V. Malhotra, I. Starnes, L. Kerschberg, A. Brodsky, X. Zhang: ACTIVE: agile coordinator testbed integrated virtual environment. AAMAS 2006: 1580-1587.

J. Cheng, R. Emami, L. Kerschberg, E. Santos, Jr., Q. Zhao, H. Nguyen, H. Wang, M. Huhns, M. Valtorta, J. Dang, H. Goradia, J. Huang, and S. Xi, "OmniSeer: A Cognitive Framework for User Modeling, Reuse of Prior and Tacit Knowledge, and Collaborative Knowledge Services," presented at Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS-38), Island of Hawaii, 2005.

Service-Oriented Architectures and Semantic Web Services

R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, "Brokering Semantic Web Services via Intelligent Middleware Agents within a Knowledge-Based Framework," presented at Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2004), Beijing, China, 2004.

R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, "Using Facets of Security within a Knowledge-based Framework to Broker and Manage Semantic Web Services," presented at Workshop on Secure Knowledge Management (SKM 2004), Amherst, New York, 2004.

R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, "Dynamically Managing the Delivery of Web Services via Workflow and Feedback," presented at International Conference on Information Systems, Workshop on E-Business (Web2004), Washington, DC, 2004.

R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, "A Framework for Dynamic Semantic Web Services Management," Special Issue on Service Oriented Modeling, International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Volume 13, December 2004.

R. Howard and L. Kerschberg, "A Knowledge-based Framework for Dynamic Semantic Web Services Brokering and Management," WebS 2004, International Workshop on Web Semantics, in conjunction with DEXA 2004, Zaragoza, Spain, 2004.


Kerschberg, L., and Banerjee, S. (1999). “An Agency-based Framework for Electronic Business.” Cooperative Information Agents III, M. Klusch, O. Shehory, and G. Weiss, eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, et al., 254-279.

Large-Scale Systems

L. Kerschberg, H. Gomaa, D.A. Menascé, J.P. Yoon, Data and Information Architectures for Large-Scale Distributed Data Intensive Information Systems, SSDMB 1996, pp. 226-233.

D.A. Menascé, H. Gomaa and L. Kerschberg, A Performance-Oriented Design Methodology for Large-Scale Distributed Data-Intensive Information Systems, Best Paper Award, ICCSCS 1995, pp. 72-79.

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