Semantic Web Enabled Web Services

  • Dieter Fensel
  • Christoph Bussler
  • Alexander Maedche
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2342)


Web Services will transform the web from a collection of information into a distributed device of computation. In order to employ their full potential, appropriate description means for web services need to be developed. For this purpose we define a full-fledged Web Service Modeling Framework (WSMF) that provides the appropriate conceptual model for developing and describing web services and their composition. Its philosophy is based on the following principle: maximal de-coupling complemented by scalable mediation service.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Fensel
    • 1
  • Christoph Bussler
    • 2
  • Alexander Maedche
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences, Division of Mathematics and Computer ScienceVrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)Amsterdamthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Oracle CorporationRedwood ShoresUSA
  3. 3.Forschungszentrum InformatikForschungszentrum Informatik FZIKarlsruheGermany

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