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A hybrid genetic algorithm for the optimal constrained web service selection problem in web service composition

Tang, Maolin & Ai, Lifeng (2010) A hybrid genetic algorithm for the optimal constrained web service selection problem in web service composition. In Tang, Maolin (Ed.) Proceeding of the 2010 World Congress on Computational Intelligence, IEEE, Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona, Barcelona.

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Abstract

Web service composition is an important problem in web service based systems. It is about how to build a new value-added web service using existing web services. A web service may have many implementations, all of which have the same functionality, but may have different QoS values. Thus, a significant research problem in web service composition is how to select a web service implementation for each of the web services such that the composite web service gives the best overall performance. This is so-called optimal web service selection problem. There may be mutual constraints between some web service implementations. Sometimes when an implementation is selected for one web service, a particular implementation for another web service must be selected. This is so called dependency constraint. Sometimes when an implementation for one web service is selected, a set of implementations for another web service must be excluded in the web service composition. This is so called conflict constraint. Thus, the optimal web service selection is a typical constrained ombinatorial optimization problem from the computational point of view. This paper proposes a new hybrid genetic algorithm for the optimal web service selection problem. The hybrid genetic algorithm has been implemented and evaluated. The evaluation results have shown that the hybrid genetic algorithm outperforms other two existing genetic algorithms when the number of web services and the number of constraints are large.

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ID Code: 33293
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Web service composition, genetic algorithm, combinatorial optimization
ISBN: 9781424481262
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Web Technologies (excl. Web Search) (080505)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
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Deposited On: 30 Jul 2010 10:39
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:31

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