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Evolution and Overview of Linked USDL

  • Jorge CardosoEmail author
  • Carlos Pedrinaci
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 201)

Abstract

For more than 10 years, research on service descriptions has mainly studied software-based services and provided languages such as WSDL, OWL-S, WSMO for SOAP, and hREST for REST. Nonetheless, recent developments from service management (e.g., ITIL and COBIT) and cloud computing (e.g. Software-as-a-Service) have brought new requirements to service descriptions languages: the need to also model business services and account for the multi-faceted nature of services. Business-orientation, co-creation, pricing, legal aspects, and security issues are all elements which must also be part of service descriptions. While ontologies such as e\(^3\)service and e\(^3\)value provided a first modeling attempt to capture a business perspective, concerns on how to contract services and the agreements entailed by a contract also need to be taken into account. This has for the most part been disregarded by the e\(^3\) family of ontologies. In this paper, we review the evolution and provide an overview of Linked USDL, a comprehensive language which provides a (multi-faceted) description to enable the commercialization of (business and technical) services over the web.

Keywords

Linked USDL Service description Service management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Informatics Engineering, CISUCUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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