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Transactional Aspects in Semantic Based Discovery of Services

  • Laura Bocchi
  • Paolo Ciancarini
  • Davide Rossi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3454)

Abstract

In a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), services may need to dynamically discover non-functional properties of possible other services to cooperate with. Among these non-functional properties, transactional support is particularly relevant to enable coordination. In this paper we model the transactional support of Web services in a machine readable format (using OWL-S); in our model transactional support can be defined as negotiable thus requiring a run time multi step interaction among services to agree on the supported transaction type. We use the Business Transaction Protocol (BTP), a distributed transaction protocol, to carry out this negotiation. Specifically, we use an implementation of the bidding negotiation in BTP with the asynchronous pi calculus in order to provide a formal framework for these coordination issues.

Keywords

Service Orient Architecture Service Description Negotiation Protocol Transaction Manager Resource Broker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Bocchi
    • 1
  • Paolo Ciancarini
    • 1
  • Davide Rossi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Science dell’InformazioneUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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