The internet of services and USDL

Terzidis, Orestis, Oberle, Daniel, Friesen, Andreas, Janiesch, Christian, & Barros, Alistair P. (2012) The internet of services and USDL. In Barros, Alistair P. & Oberle, Daniel (Eds.) Handbook of Service Description : USDL and its Methods. Springer, New York, N. Y., pp. 1-16.

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A prominent research focus, especially in the context of EU public funding, has been the systematic use of the Internet for new ways of value creation in the services sector. This idea of service networks in the Internet, frequently dubbed the Internet of Services or Web service ecosystems, wants to make services tradable in digital media. In order to enable communication and trade between providers and consumers of services, the Internet of Services requires a standard that creates a "commercial envelope" around a service. This is where the Unified Service Description Language (USDL) comes into play as a normative and balanced unification of service information. The unified description established by USDL is machine-processable, considers technical and business aspects of a service as well as functional and non-functional attributes.

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ID Code: 52668
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: USDL, Internet of services
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1864-1_1
ISBN: 9781461418634
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2012 01:07
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:03

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