Semantic Web Services

Advancement through Evaluation

  • Brian Blake
  • Liliana Cabral
  • Birgitta König-Ries
  • Ulrich Küster
  • David Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. M. Brian Blake, Liliana Cabral, Birgitta König-Ries, Ulrich Küster, David Martin
      Pages 1-13
  3. Results from the S3 Contest: OWL-S and SAWSDL Matchmaker Evaluation Tracks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. N. Masuch, B. Hirsch, M. Burkhardt, A. Heßler, S. Albayrak
      Pages 35-47
    3. Patrick Kapahnke, Matthias Klusch
      Pages 63-82
    4. Pierluigi Plebani, Barbara Pernici
      Pages 107-122
    5. Dengping Wei, Abraham Bernstein
      Pages 123-140
  4. Results from the S3 Contest: Cross Evaluation Track

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Ulrich Küster, Birgitta König-Ries
      Pages 161-171
    3. Maciej Gawinecki, Giacomo Cabri, Marcin Paprzycki, Maria Ganzha
      Pages 173-189
    4. Liliana Cabral, John Domingue
      Pages 191-202
  5. Results from the Semantic Web Service Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Liliana Cabral
      Pages 205-216
    3. Tiziana Margaria, Christian Kubczak, Bernhard Steffen
      Pages 233-248
    4. Maciej Zaremba, Tomas Vitvar, Raluca Zaharia, Sami Bhiri
      Pages 249-262
    5. Alessio Carenini, Dario Cerizza, Emanuele Della Valle, Andrea Turati, Marco Comerio, Flavio De Paoli et al.
      Pages 263-277
    6. Camlon H. Asuncion, Marten van Sinderen, Dick Quartel
      Pages 279-294
  6. Results from the Web Services Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Ajay Bansal, Srividya Bansal, M. Brian Blake, Steffen Bleul, Thomas Weise
      Pages 297-311
    3. Srividya K. Bansal, Ajay Bansal, Gopal Gupta
      Pages 329-343
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 357-359

About this book


Over the last decade, a great amount of effort and resources have been invested in the development of Semantic Web Service (SWS) frameworks. Numerous description languages, frameworks, tools, and matchmaking and composition algorithms have been proposed. Nevertheless, when faced with a real-world problem, it is still very hard to decide which of these different approaches to use.

In this book, the editors present an overall overview and comparison of the main current evaluation initiatives for SWS. The presentation is divided into four parts, each referring to one of the evaluation initiatives. Part I covers the long-established first two tracks of the Semantic Service Selection (S3) Contest – the OWL-S matchmaker evaluation and the SAWSDL matchmaker evaluation. Part II introduces the new S3 Jena Geography Dataset (JGD) cross evaluation contest. Part III presents the Semantic Web Service Challenge. Lastly, Part IV reports on the semantic aspects of the Web Service Challenge. The introduction to each part provides an overview of the evaluation initiative and overall results for its latest evaluation workshops. The following chapters in each part, written by the participants, detail their approaches, solutions and lessons learned.

This book is aimed at two different types of readers. Researchers on SWS technology receive an overview of existing approaches in SWS with a particular focus on evaluation approaches; potential users of SWS technologies receive a comprehensive summary of the respective strengths and weaknesses of current systems and thus guidance on factors that play a role in evaluation.


OWL-S S3 contest SOA - service-oriented architectures SPARQL SWS challenge WS challenge semantic web services service composition service discovery service opitmization

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Blake
    • 1
  • Liliana Cabral
    • 2
  • Birgitta König-Ries
    • 3
  • Ulrich Küster
    • 4
  • David Martin
    • 5
  1. 1.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2., Knowledge Media Institute - KMIThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Fak. Mathematik und Informatik, Inst. InformatikUniversität JenaJenaGermany
  4. 4.University of JenaJenaGermany
  5. 5.SRI InternationalMENLO PARKUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28734-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28735-0
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