Enterprise Interoperability with SOA: a Survey of Service Composition Approaches

Rodrigo Mantovaneli Pessoa, Eduardo Goncalves da Silva, Dick Quartel, Luis Ferreira Pires

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    Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) claims to facilitate the construction of flexible and loosely coupled business applications, and therefore is seen as an enabling factor for enterprise interoperability. The concept of service, which is central to SOA, is very convenient to address the matching of needs and capabilities in enterprise collaborations. In order to satisfy more demanding needs or to rapidly adapt to changing needs it is possible to perform service composition in order to combine the capabilities provided through several available services. This paper presents a survey on recent approaches for service composition. To perform this study a conceptual framework for service composition is proposed. This framework allows studying how different approaches deal with the service composition life-cycle and provides basic guidelines for their analysis, evaluation and comparison. The proposed framework is used to analyse five representative service composition approaches.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW 2008
    EditorsMarten J. van Sinderen, P. Johnson, L. Kutvonen
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3720-7
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2008
    EventInternational Workshop on Enterprise Interoperability, IWEI 2008 - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 18 Sept 200818 Sept 2008

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Workshop Proceedings
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    ISSN (Print)1574-0846
    ISSN (Electronic)0929-0672


    ConferenceInternational Workshop on Enterprise Interoperability, IWEI 2008
    Abbreviated titleIWEI


    • METIS-252070
    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-13834
    • IR-65047

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