Service Interface Synthesis in Business Networks

Wei, Fuguo, Barros, Alistair, & Ouyang, Chun (2014) Service Interface Synthesis in Business Networks.


Mismatches between services needing to interoperate have been addressed through the adaptation of structural and behavioural interfaces of services, which in practice incur long lead time through manual, coding effort. We propose a framework, complementary to con- ventional service adaptation, to synthesise service interfaces in the open setting of business networks, allowing consumers to introspect service interfaces and formulate service invocations. The framework also allows evolved service requests, as new features of service capabilities are discov- ered, through interactions with other, similar services. Finally the frame- work fosters reuse of adaptation efforts through normalisation of struc- tural and behavioural interfaces of similar services. This paper provides a first exposition of the service interface synthesis framework, describing patterns containing novel requirements for unilateral service adaptation and detailing the interface synthesis technique. Complex examples of ser- vices drawn from commercial logistic systems are then used to validate the synthesis technique and identify open challenges and future research directions.

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ID Code: 83848
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: service, service interface synthesis, service adaptation, business networks
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 04 May 2015 23:53
Last Modified: 04 May 2015 23:54

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