Title

Ontology-Based Compatibility Checking for Web Service Configuration Management

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2008

Abstract

Service-oriented systems are constructed using Web services as first-class programmable units and subsystems and there have been many successful applications of such systems. However, there is a major unresolved problem with the software development and subsequent management of these applications and systems. Web service interfaces and implementations may be developed and changed autonomously, which makes traditional configuration management practices inadequate for Web services. Checking the compatibility of these programmable units turns out to be a difficult task. In this paper, we present a technique for checking compatibility of Web service interfaces and implementations based on categorizing domain ontology instances of service description documents. This technique is capable of both assessing the compatibility and identifying incompatibility factors of service interfaces and implementations. The design details of a system model for Web service compatibility checking and the key operator for evaluating compatibility within the model are discussed. We present simulation experiments and analyze the results to show the effectiveness and performance variations of our technique with different data source patterns.

Keywords

Web services compatibility, ontology, Web services configuration management

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Service-Oriented Computing – ICSOC 2008: 6th International Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 1-5, 2008. Proceedings

Volume

5364

First Page

407

Last Page

421

ISBN

9783540896524

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-540-89652-4_31

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Sydney

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89652-4_31

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