Deriving artefact-centric interfaces for overloaded web services

Wei, Fuguo, Barros, Alistair P., & Ouyang, Chun (2015) Deriving artefact-centric interfaces for overloaded web services. In Zdravkovic, Jelena, Kirikova, Marite, & Johannesson, Paul (Eds.) Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Proceedings of 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, Springer International Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 501-516.

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Abstract

We present a novel framework and algorithms for the analysis of Web service interfaces to improve the efficiency of application integration in wide-spanning business networks. Our approach addresses the notorious issue of large and overloaded operational signatures, which are becoming increasingly prevalent on the Internet and being opened up for third-party service aggregation. Extending upon existing techniques used to refactor service interfaces based on derived artefacts of applications, namely business entities, we propose heuristics for deriving relations between business entities, and in turn, deriving permissible orders in which operations are invoked. As a result, service operations are refactored on business entity CRUD which then leads to behavioural protocols generated, thus supportive of fine-grained and flexible service discovery, composition and interaction. A prototypical implementation and analysis of web services, including those of commercial logistic systems (Fedex), are used to validate the algorithms and open up further insights into service interface synthesis.

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ID Code: 91738
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19069-3_31
ISBN: 9783319190693
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 12 Jan 2016 01:10
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2016 18:48

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