Introspective service interface synthesis in business networks

Wei, Fuguo, Barros, Alistair, & Ouyang, Chun (2014) Introspective service interface synthesis in business networks.

Abstract

Service mismatches involve the adaptation of structural and behavioural interfaces of services, which in practice incurs long lead times through manual, coding e ort. We propose a framework, complementary to conventional service adaptation, to extract comprehensive and seman- tically normalised service interfaces, useful for interoperability in large business networks and the Internet of Services. The framework supports introspection and analysis of large and overloaded operational signa- tures to derive focal artefacts, namely the underlying business objects of services. A more simpli ed and comprehensive service interface layer is created based on these, and rendered into semantically normalised in- terfaces, given an ontology accrued through the framework from service analysis history. This opens up the prospect of supporting capability comparisons across services, and run-time request backtracking and ad- justment, as consumers discover new features of a service's operations through corresponding features of similar services. This paper provides a rst exposition of the service interface synthesis framework, describing patterns having novel requirements for unilateral service adaptation, and algorithms for interface introspection and business object alignment. A prototype implementation and analysis of web services drawn from com- mercial logistic systems are used to validate the algorithms and identify open challenges and future research directions.

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ID Code: 74624
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: service, service interface synthesis, service adaptation, business networks
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2014 23:21
Last Modified: 24 May 2015 22:30

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