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Towards an Automatic Service Discovery for UML-Based Rich Service Descriptions

  • Zille Huma
  • Christian Gerth
  • Gregor Engels
  • Oliver Juwig
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7590)

Abstract

Service-oriented computing (SOC) promises to solve many issues in the area of distributed software development, e.g. the realization of the loose coupling pattern in practice through service discovery and invocation. For this purpose, service descriptions must comprise structural as well as behavioral information of the services otherwise an accurate service discovery is not possible. We addressed this issue in our previous paper and proposed a UML-based rich service description language (RSDL) providing comprehensive notations to specify service requests and offers.

However, the automatic matching of service requests and offers specified in a RSDL for the purpose of service discovery is a complex task, due to multifaceted heterogeneity of the service partners. This heterogeneity includes the use of different underlying ontologies or different levels of granularity in the specification itself resulting in complex mappings between service requests and offers. In this paper, we present an automatic matching mechanism for service requests and offers specified in a RSDL that overcomes the underlying heterogeneity of the service partners.

Keywords

Service Composition Service Discovery Service Description Operation Mapping Service Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zille Huma
    • 1
  • Christian Gerth
    • 1
  • Gregor Engels
    • 1
  • Oliver Juwig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PaderbornGermany
  2. 2.HRS-Hotel Reservation ServiceGermany

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