A QoS-Aware Web Service Composition Approach Based on Genetic Programming and Graph Databases

  • Alexandre Sawczuk da SilvaEmail author
  • Ewan Moshi
  • Hui Ma
  • Sven Hartmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10439)


A Web service can be thought of as a software module designed to accomplish specific tasks over the Internet. Web services are very popular, as they encourage code reuse as opposed to re-implementing already existing functionality. The process of combining multiple Web services is known as Web service composition. Previous attempts at automatically generating compositions have made use of genetic programming to optimize compositions, or introduced databases to keep track of relationships between services. This paper presents an approach that combines these two ideas, generating new compositions based on information stored in a graph database and then optimising their quality using genetic programming. Experiments were conducted comparing the performance of the newly proposed approach against that of existing works. Results show that the new approach executes faster than the previously proposed works, though it does not always reach the same solution quality as the compositions produced by them. Despite this, the experiments demonstrate that the fundamental idea of combining graph databases and genetic programming for Web service composition is feasible and a promising area of investigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre Sawczuk da Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ewan Moshi
    • 1
  • Hui Ma
    • 1
  • Sven Hartmann
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Computer ScienceVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsClausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-zellerfeldGermany

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