Semantic web service composition: The web service challenge perspective

Thomas Weise, M. Brian Blake, Steffen Bleul

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6 Scopus citations


Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a software design paradigm for creating highly modular, distributed applications. Web services can implement well-defined, atomic functions which can be composed into high-level business processes. The composition of clearly separable modules is one of the key advantages of SOAs. This article provides an overview of research, challenges, and competitions in this domain. We first define and discuss the general notions of syntactical and semantic discovery/composition and the corresponding quality of service (QoS) features. One focus of this chapter is the Web Service Challenge (WSC), which has established an extensive body of knowledge and community of researchers in the area of web service composition. We discuss the structure, requirements, and utilities provided in the scope of this competition. The paper furthermore includes a detailed literature review of the activities of the WSC event in context of the related initiatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWeb Services Foundations
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781461475187
ISBN (Print)1461475171, 9781461475170
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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