The Service Adaptation Machine

Wang, Kenneth W., Dumas, Marlon, Ouyang, Chun, & Vayssiere, Julien (2008) The Service Adaptation Machine. In European Conference on Web Services, November 2008, Dublin, Ireland.


The reuse of software services often requires the introduction of adapters. In the case of coarse-grained services, and especially services that engage in long-running conversations, these adapters must deal not only with mismatches at the level of individual interactions, but also across interdependent interactions. Existing techniques support the synthesis of adapters at design-time by comparing pairs of service interfaces. However, these techniques only work under certain restrictions. This paper explores a runtime approach to service interface adaptation. The paper proposes an adaptation machine that sits between pairs of services and manipulates the exchanged messages according to a repository of mapping rules. The paper formulates an operational semantics for the adaptation machine, including algorithms to compute rule firing sequences and criteria for detecting deadlocks and information loss. The adaptation machine has been implemented as a prototype and tested on common business processes.

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ID Code: 14352
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Service, Oriented Architecture, Conversational Service, Software Adapter
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Development Methodologies (080608)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 IEEE
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Deposited On: 27 Aug 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:45

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