Web Service Discovery and Composition for Virtual Enterprises
International Journal of Web Services Research, 4-1
23 - 39
One main characteristic of virtual enterprises are short-term collaborations between business partners to provide efficient and individualized services to customers. The MOVE project targets at a methodology and a software framework to support such flexible collaborations based on process oriented design and communication by Web services. MOVE´s framework supports the graphical design and verification of business processes, the execution and supervision of processes in transaction-oriented environment, and the dynamic composition and optimization of processes. A business process may be composed from a set of Web services, deployed itself as Web service and executed in the framework. The composition of processes from Web services is implemented with methods from AI-planning. We apply Answer Set Programming (ASP) and map Web service descriptions and customer requests into the input language of the ASP software DLV. Composition goals and constraints guide a composition challenge. We show the performance of our program and give some implementation details. Finally we conclude with some insights.
Information and Communication Technology
J. Dorn, P. Hrastnik, A. Rainer:
"Web Service Discovery and Composition for Virtual Enterprises";
International Journal of Web Services Research, 4 (2007), 1; S. 23 - 39.