A Survey of Automated Web Service Composition Methods

  • Jinghai Rao
  • Xiaomeng Su
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3387)

Abstract

In today’s Web, Web services are created and updated on the fly. It’s already beyond the human ability to analysis them and generate the composition plan manually. A number of approaches have been proposed to tackle that problem. Most of them are inspired by the researches in cross-enterprise workflow and AI planning. This paper gives an overview of recent research efforts of automatic Web service composition both from the workflow and AI planning research community.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinghai Rao
    • 1
  • Xiaomeng Su
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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