Title: Integration of rules and policies for Semantic Web Services

Authors: Nima Kaviani, Dragan Gasevic, Marek Hatala, David Clement, Gerd Wagner

Addresses: Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada. ' Athabasca University, Canada. ' Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada. ' Visiphor Corporation, Canada. ' Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany

Abstract: Multimedia service providers on the web need their services to be well protected and easily accessible worldwide. This has initiated several lines of research to provide semantically rich policy-aware web services. However, the existence of various technologies to define and protect services has made the communication of services questionable. Currently, it is ambiguous how a broker agent looking for a special object would communicate to an online service provider, with different policy and service definition languages, to obtain the appropriate object. Here, we propose a solution to such problems by introducing an interchange framework to transform business rules and policies between different enterprises using REWERSE Rule Markup Language.

Keywords: semantic web rule languages; SWL; SWRL; policy languages; semantic web services; policy-driven communication; rule interchange format; RIF; multimedia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2007.014815

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2007 Vol.1 No.4, pp.404 - 423

Published online: 09 Aug 2007 *

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