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An ontological framework for web service processes

Pahl, Claus and Barrett, Ronan (2008) An ontological framework for web service processes. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 18 (3). pp. 383-411. ISSN 0218-1940

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The process notion is central in computing. Business processes and workflow processes are essential elements of software systems implementations. Processes are connected to notions of interaction and composition. The Web Services Framework as a development and deployment platform for services is based on the assembly of interacting processes as the compositional paradigm. Service-based software development on and for the Web platform embracing the philosophy of discovering and using third-party services makes a shared knowledge representation framework necessary. We develop a semantical and ontological framework for service process composition. We propose a framework for the compositional denition of Web services based on the -calculus to dene protocol-like restrictions on service interactions and based on description logic and ontologies to guide the discovery and modelling of services and processes.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Web services; service orchestration and choreography; service composition; service processes; composition ontology
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:World Scientific Publishing
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Copyright Information:Electronic version of an article published as [International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Volume 18, Issue 3, 2008, 383-411] © World Scientific Publishing Company
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17059
Deposited On:19 Jun 2012 12:14 by Claus Pahl. Last Modified 19 Jun 2012 12:14

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