GPSL: A Programming Language for Service Implementation

Cooney, Dominic P., Dumas, Marlon, & Roe, Paul (2006) GPSL: A Programming Language for Service Implementation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3922, pp. 3-17.

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At present, there is a dichotomy of approaches to supporting web service implementation: extending mainstream programming languages with libraries and metadata notations vs. designing new languages. While the former approach has proven suitable for interconnecting services on a simple point-to-point fashion, it turns to be unsuitable for coding concurrent, multi-party, and interrelated interactions requiring extensive XML manipulation. As a result, various web service programming languages have been proposed, most notably (WS-)BPEL. However, these languages still do not meet the needs of highly concurrent and dynamic interactions due to their bias towards statically-bounded concurrency. In this paper we introduce a new web service programming language with a set of features designed to address this gap. We describe the implementations in this language of non-trivial scenarios of service interaction and contrast them to the corresponding BPEL implementations. We also define a formal semantics for the language by translation to the join calculus. A compiler for the language has been implemented based on this semantics.

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ID Code: 4005
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Web Service, Programming Language, Join Calculus
DOI: 10.1007/11693017_3
ISBN: 3540330933
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 03 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:39

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