Facilitating the Rapid Development and Scalable Orchestration of Composite Web Services

Benatallah, Boualem, Dumas, Marlon, & Sheng, Quan Z. (2005) Facilitating the Rapid Development and Scalable Orchestration of Composite Web Services. Distributed and Parallel Databases, 17(1), pp. 5-37.

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Abstract

The development of new Web services through the composition of existing ones has gained a considerable momentum as a means to realise business-to-business collaborations. Unfortunately, given that services are often developed in an ad hoc fashion using manifold technologies and standards, connecting and coordinating them in order to build composite services is a delicate and time-consuming task. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a system in which services are composed using a model-driven approach, and the resulting composite services are orchestrated following a peer-to-peer paradigm. The system provides tools for specifying composite services through statecharts, data conversion rules, and multi-attribute provider selection policies. These specifications are interpreted by software components that interact in a peer-to-peer way to coordinate the execution of the composite service. We report results of an experimental evaluation showing the relative advantages of this peer-to-peer approach with respect to a centralised one.

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ID Code: 1241
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Web service, Web service composition, Web service orchestration, dynamic provider selection, peer, to, peer interaction, statechart
DOI: 10.1023/B:DAPD.0000045366.15607.67
ISSN: 1573-7578
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink.
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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