Title: A framework to coordinate web services in composition scenarios

Authors: Hamdi Yahyaoui, Zakaria Maamar, Khouloud Boukadi

Addresses: Computer Science Department, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, State of Kuwait. ' College of Information Technology, Zayed University, P.O. Box 19282, Dubai, UAE. ' LIMOS Laboratory, University of Blaise Pascal, Complexe Scientifique des Cezeaux, 63173 AUBIERE cedex, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Abstract: This paper looks into the coordination of web services following their acceptance to participate in a composition scenario. We identify two types of behaviours associated with component web services: operational and control behaviours. These behaviours are used to specify composite web services that are built upon component web services. In term of orchestration a composite web service could be either centralised or peer-to-peer. To support component/composite web services coordination per type of orchestration schema, various types of messages are exchanged between these web services. Experiments showing the use of these messages are reported in this paper as well.

Keywords: composition scenarios; coordination; orchestration; component web services; control behaviour; operational behaviour; composite web services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2010.033787

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2010 Vol.6 No.2, pp.95 - 123

Received: 16 Jun 2009
Accepted: 17 Feb 2010

Published online: 30 Jun 2010 *

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