Title: A discovery method of service-correlation for service composition in virtual enterprise

Authors: Hua Guo; Lin Zhang; Yilong Liu; Fei Tao; Min Shu; Shaomin Mu

Addresses: School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China; College of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian 271018, China ' School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China ' School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China ' School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China ' College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Tanshan Polytechnic, Taian 271000, China ' College of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian 271018, China

Abstract: With the increasingly fierce market competition and rapid development of information technology, as a new organisation, virtual enterprise (VE) emerges from the business process of single enterprise. Service composition, which can realise the added value of service, is the core to implement a VE. Considering that there always exist correlations among services, which can affect the service composition. Hence, how to find the correlations between two services and apply them to service composition is a key issue. This paper presents the formalised description for correlations between two services, and designs discovery algorithms of service-correlation to find what kind of correlations two services have. A case study illustrates the application of the proposed discovery algorithms. The effectiveness of proposed service-correlation discovery algorithm is demonstrated through simulation experiment. [Received 28 September 2011; Revised 28 March 2012; Revised 28 September 2012; Accepted 17 March 2013]

Keywords: virtual enterprises; service correlation; discovery algorithm; service composition; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2014.065730

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2014 Vol.8 No.5, pp.579 - 618

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 12 Nov 2014 *

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