Semantic Service Provisioning

  • Dominik Kuropka
  • Steffen Staab
  • Peter Tröger
  • Mathias Weske

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mathias Weske
    Pages 1-4
  3. Dominik Kuropka, Guido Laures, Peter Tröger
    Pages 5-18
  4. Emilia Cimpian, Harald Meyer, Dumitru Roman, Adina Sirbu, Nathalie Steinmetz, Steffen Staab et al.
    Pages 19-54
  5. Steffi Donath, Thomas Hering, Christoph Ringelstein
    Pages 55-71
  6. Marek Kowalkiewicz, Andre Ludwig, Harald Meyer, Jan Schaffner, Christian Stamber, Sebastian Stein
    Pages 73-143
  7. Marek Kowalkiewicz, Mariusz Momotko, Alexander Saar
    Pages 145-162
  8. Andreas Polze, Peter Tröger
    Pages 163-184
  9. Joachim Bayer, Michael Eisenbarth, Theresa Lehner, Kai Petersen
    Pages 185-201
  10. Dominik Kuropka, Harald Meyer, Peter Tröger, Mathias Weske
    Pages 203-210
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 211-226

About this book


Service-oriented computing has recently gained extensive momentum in both industry and academia, and major software vendors hook on to the service paradigm and tailor their software systems towards services in order to accommodate ever-changing process and product requirements in today’s dynamic market environments. While dynamic binding of services at runtime was identified as a core functionality of service-based environments as far back as 2000, its industrial-strength implementation has yet to be achieved. The main reason for this is the lack of rich service specifications, concepts, and tools to process them.

This book introduces advanced concepts in service provisioning and service engineering, including semantic concepts, dynamic discovery and composition, and illustrates them in a concrete business use case scenario. To prove the validity of the concepts and technologies, a semantic service provisioning reference architecture framework as well as a prototypical implementation of its subsystems and a prototypical realization of a proper business scenario are presented. Thus the book goes way beyond current service-based software technologies by providing a coherent and consistent set of technologies and systems functionality that realizes advanced concepts in service provisioning.

Both the use case scenario and the provisioning platform have already been substantiated and implemented by the EU-funded Adaptive Services Grid project. The book therefore presents state-of-the-art research results that have already passed a real industrial implementation evaluation which is based on the work of over 20 European partners cooperating in the field of semantic service provisioning.


Ontologies SOA Semantic Web Services Service Composition Service Engineering Service-Oriented Architecture architecture ontology search engine marketing (SEM) service-oriented computing software

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominik Kuropka
    • 1
  • Steffen Staab
    • 2
  • Peter Tröger
    • 3
  • Mathias Weske
    • 4
  1. 1.alfabet AGBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Computer ScienceUniversity of KoblenzKoblenzGermany
  3. 3.Department of Systems and Software Engineering (APS)Blekinge Institute of TechnologyRonnebySweden
  4. 4.HPI - Hasso Plattner InstituteUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78616-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78617-7
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