A QoS-Aware Selection Model for Semantic Web Services

  • Xia Wang
  • Tomas Vitvar
  • Mick Kerrigan
  • Ioan Toma
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4294)


Automating Service Oriented Architectures by augmenting them with semantics will form the basis of the next generation of computing. Selection of service still is an important challenge, especially, when a set of services fulfilling user’s capabilities requirements have been discovered, among these services which one will be eventually invoked by user is very critical, generally depending on a combined evaluation of qualities of services (Qos). This paper proposes a QoS-based selection of services. Initially we specify a QoS ontology and its vocabulary using the Web Services Modeling Ontology (WSMO) for annotating service descriptions with QoS data. We continue by defining quality attributes and their respective measurements along with a QoS selection model. Finally, we present a fair and dynamic selection mechanism, using an optimum normalization algorithm.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xia Wang
    • 1
  • Tomas Vitvar
    • 1
  • Mick Kerrigan
    • 2
  • Ioan Toma
    • 2
  1. 1.Digital Enterprise Research Institute(DERI)Lower Dangan GalwayIreland
  2. 2.Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)Leopold-Franzens Universität InnsbruckAustria

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