Mediated data integration and transformation for web service-based software architectures
Zhu, Yaoling and Pahl, Claus (2006) Mediated data integration and transformation for web service-based software architectures. In: 4th European Conference on Web Services ECOWS'2006, 4-6 Dec 2006, Zurich, Switzerland.
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Service-oriented architecture using XML-based web services has been widely accepted by many organisations as the standard infrastructure to integrate heterogeneous and autonomous data sources. As a result, many Web service providers are built up on top of the data sources to share the data by supporting provided and required interfaces and methods of data access in a unified manner. In the context of data integration, problems arise when Web services are assembled to deliver an integrated view of data, adaptable to the specific needs of individual clients and providers. Traditional approaches of data integration and transformation are not suitable to automate the construction of connectors dedicated to connect selected Web services to render integrated and tailored views of data. We propose a declarative approach that addresses the oftenneglected data integration and adaptivity aspects of serviceoriented
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