Title: Design and implementation of a device-independent system for adaptive composition of web services

Authors: Qusay H. Mahmoud, Wassam Zahreddine

Addresses: Department of Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada. ' Department of Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada

Abstract: The modularity of web services has left an open problem in composition – a scenario that involves an amalgamation of two or more web services to fulfil a request that no one web service is able to provide. This paper presents the design and implementation of a system that enables users of any device to dynamically discover context-based web services that will be automatically composed to satisfy a user|s request. Existing web services can be easily adapted and new web services can be easily deployed. The system uses a custom UDDI-like registry that we have designed and implemented to support context-based adaptive composition.

Keywords: web services; composite web services; web service composition; device-independence; context awareness; adaptive composition; UDDI; CC/PP; OWL-S; context-aware systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2006.009742

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.168 - 176

Published online: 08 May 2006 *

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