Title: Web services and matchmaking

Authors: Simon Field, Yigal Hoffner

Addresses: Matching Systems Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland. IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland

Abstract: This paper discusses the need for detailed and comprehensive information models for web services that go a long way beyond currently available models. In this context, the need for this information creates several requirements of the matchmaking facilities needed to find matching business partners. The paper discusses these requirements and provides an assessment of some existing directory and matchmaking facilities. Finally, a working system that addresses these needs is presented.

Keywords: web services; virtual enterprise; partners search; matchmaking.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2003.003515

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2003 Vol.2 No.1, pp.16 - 32

Published online: 12 Sep 2003 *

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