On the Design of User-centric Supporting Service Composition Environments

Eduardo Goncalves da Silva, Luis Ferreira Pires, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    Abstract

    In a user-centric service creation process, users should drive the service creation, in which services can be composed out of existing services. However, the creation is expected to take place also at runtime and possibly be performed by non-technical users. These users require support in the composition process, since they cannot deal with all the technical details of service composition. Furthermore, users have different characteristics and properties. In this paper we propose a classification of users in terms of their application domain and technical knowledge in order to identify different types of users and their requirements in the service composition process. These requirements can be used to design and build suitable supporting composition environments. Although our classification of users may seem trivial at first sight, it is quite essential for identifying users requirements and derive the appropriate supporting environment. Nowadays most of the approaches are technology-driven rather than user-oriented. We argue that only by taking the user into account a truly user-centric service creation and delivery can be achieved.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations
    EditorsS. Latifi
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages666-671
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3984-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
    EventIEEE International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    Duration: 12 Apr 201014 Apr 2010

    Publication series

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations
    Period12/04/1014/04/10
    Other12-14 April 2010

    Keywords

    • IR-71544
    • METIS-270699
    • Service oriented computing
    • EWI-16942
    • User-centric Service Composition
    • SCS-Services
    • User Characterisation and Types

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