Towards a semantic framework for service description

Dumas, Marlon, O'Sullivan, Justin J., Heravizadeh, Mitra, Edmond, David, & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2003) Towards a semantic framework for service description. In Meersman, Robert, Aberer, Karl, & Dillon, Tharam S. (Eds.) Data Semantics 9: Semantic Issues in E-Commerce, APRIL 25 - 28, 2001, Hong Kong, China.


The inexpensive and global connectivity provided by the Internet has triggered a wave of interest in providing service-oriented electronic access to commercial activities. This pressure has led, in turn, to a need for accurate service description, so that we may advertise, locate, analyse and compare services. In this paper, we classify services by the context in which they are used. Next, we characterise both conventional and electronic services according to a range of domain independent attributes including price, payment method and availability. We examine possible representations for each of these service dimensions. By integrating these representations into a unified service description language, we hope to provide a means to lubricate the electronic services marketplace.

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ID Code: 8581
Item Type: Conference Paper
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ISBN: 1-4020-7351-8
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Organisation (080610)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Kluwer
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Deposited On: 12 Jul 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 12:57

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