Enabling enterprise collaboration using service source descriptions

Brahmananda Sapkota, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    We witness an increasing need for cross-enterprise collaboration to respond to continuous changes in market demands and opportunities. Approaches based on Web services have been proposed, mainly because they provide standards-based service abstractions which can be combined into business-oriented functions. Collaboration requirements are expressed as business processes representing the coordination of several services whose descriptions are published in service registries. Current service registries are passive and, consequently, the published service descriptions may become readily outdated. In this paper, we present an approach to guarantee the freshness and correctness of published service descriptions. Unlike existing approaches, which use a service description for each individual service, our approach uses so-called service source descriptions which specify the collection of service functionalities and contain only the information required for finding services. This description is published in the public service registry to facilitate discovery of service providers whereas the detailed information remains at the source.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBusiness Modeling and Software Design
    Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Symposium, BMSD 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 27-28, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsBoris Shishkov
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-29788-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29787-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventFirst International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2011 - Berlin, Heidelberg, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Duration: 27 Jul 201128 Jul 2011
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    ISSN (Print)1865-1348


    ConferenceFirst International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2011
    Abbreviated titleBMSD 2011
    Internet address


    • Service oriented architecture
    • Business Processes
    • Business Requirements
    • Web services
    • Enterprise Application Integration
    • Cross-organisational collaboration
    • SCS-Services
    • Business-IT alignment


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