Journal of Network and Systems Management

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 326–342 | Cite as

Modeling Semantic Web Services with the Web Service Modeling Toolkit

  • Mick KerriganEmail author
  • Adrian Mocan
  • Elena Simperl
  • Dieter Fensel


The lack of any methodology for modeling Semantic Web Services means that developers wishing to utilize technologies like the Web Service Modeling Ontology, the Web Service Modeling Language, and the Web Service Execution Environment are lost in a Semantic wilderness with no road signs to guide them on their way. This paper presents an initial guide for developers wishing to model Semantic Web Services, along with a description of the Web Service Modeling Toolkit that provides tool support for the activities that must be conducted by the developer in this process.


Semantic Web Services Web Service Modeling Ontology Integrated Development Environment Web Service Modeling Toolkit 



The projects COIN, SOA4ALL, SEEMP, and SemanticGov have contributed greatly to our understanding of Semantic Web Service Engineering and a number of the WSMT tools have been developed in these projects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mick Kerrigan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adrian Mocan
    • 2
  • Elena Simperl
    • 1
  • Dieter Fensel
    • 1
  1. 1.Semantic Technology Institute (STI)University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.SAP Research CEC DresdenDresdenGermany

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