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Semantic Web Services

  • Dieter Fensel
  • Federico Michele Facca
  • Elena Simperl
  • Ioan Toma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Scientific and Technological Foundations of Semantic Web Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 3-8
    3. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 9-24
    4. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 25-35
    5. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 37-65
    6. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 67-86
    7. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 87-104
  3. Web Service Modeling Ontology Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 107-129
    3. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 131-162
    4. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 163-216
  4. Complementary Approaches for Web Service Modeling Ontology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 219-249
    3. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 251-278
    4. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 279-295
  5. Real-World Adoption of Semantic Web Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 299-324
    3. Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
      Pages 325-351
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-357

About this book

Introduction

A paradigm shift is taking place in computer science: one generation ago, we learned to abstract from hardware to software, now we are abstracting from software to serviceware implemented through service-oriented computing. Yet ensuring interoperability in open, heterogeneous, and dynamically changing environments, such as the Internet, remains a major challenge for actual machine-to-machine integration. Usually significant problems in aligning data, processes, and protocols appear as soon as a specific piece of functionality is used within a different application context.

The Semantic Web Services (SWS) approach is about describing services with metadata on the basis of domain ontologies as a means to enable their automatic location, execution, combination, and use. Fensel and his coauthors provide a comprehensive overview of SWS in line with actual industrial practice. They introduce the main sociotechnological components that ground the SWS vision (like Web Science, Service Science, and service-oriented architectures) and several approaches that realize it, e.g. the Web Service Modeling Framework, OWL-S, and RESTful services. The real-world relevance is emphasized through a series of case studies from large-scale R&D projects and a business-oriented proposition from the SWS technology provider Seekda.

Each chapter of the book is structured according to a predefined template, covering both theoretical and practical aspects, and including walk-through examples and hands-on exercises.  Additional learning material is available on the book website www.swsbook.org. With its additional features, the book is ideally suited as the basis for courses or self-study in this field, and it may also serve as a reference for researchers looking for a state-of-the-art overview of formalisms, methods, tools, and applications related to SWS.

Keywords

Distributed Systems OWL-S Ontologies RESTful Services SOA – Service-Oriented Architecture Service Science WSML WSMO Web Science Web Services Workflow Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Dieter Fensel
    • 1
  • Federico Michele Facca
    • 2
  • Elena Simperl
    • 3
  • Ioan Toma
    • 4
  1. 1.STI Innsbruck, ICT - TechnologieparkUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.STI Innsbruck, ICT - TechnologieparkUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  3. 3.Institute AIFB, Building 11.40Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.STI Innsbruck, ICT - TechnologieparkUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19193-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19192-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19193-0
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