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Service-Oriented Computing. Semantics, Processes, Agents

  • ID: 2173709
  • Book
  • 596 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Learn how to build more effective distributed applications with Web services!

Service–Oriented Computing explains the principles and practice of successful services, with many of its concepts developed in the context of Web services. Since every aspect of a service is geared towards compatibility so they can be described, selected, engaged, evaluated, and collaborated with Web services allow a more effective development of distributed applications than previous software approaches.

Service–Oriented Computing presents the concepts, architectures, techniques, and infrastructure necessary for employing services. It provides a comprehensive overview of the state–of–the–art in Web services and associated disciplines, relating concepts to practical examples and emerging standards. Applications of technologies are explained within the context of planning, negotiation, contacts, compliance, privacy, and network policies.

Service–Oriented Computing:

  • Draws from several key disciplines such as databases, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, and multiagent systems.
  • Covers basic standards and protocols (XML, SOAP, WSDL, .NET, J2EE) in–depth.
  • Describes advanced concepts such as ontologies, Semantic Web technologies, distributed transactions, process modeling, consistency management, organization, business protocols, peer–to–peer service discovery, and service selection.
  • Contains a detailed section on the web ontology language (OWL) as well as business process languages (WSCI, BPEL4WS, BPML, and ebXML).
  • Features an accompanying website with a complete set of transparencies, solutions to exercises, and open–source and public–domain tools for you to build and experiment with your own service–oriented computing systems.

This invaluable reference will serve as a comprehensive senior undergraduate and postgraduate student textbook on service–oriented computing, enabling practitioners, technologists, strategists, and researchers to be adequately prepared for the fast–approaching explosion in Web service provision.

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I  Basics.

1. Computing with Services.

2. Basic Standards for Web Services.

3. Programming Web Services.

4. Enterprise Architectures.

5. Principles of Service–Oriented Computing.

II  Description.

6. Modeling and Representation.

7. Resource Description Framework.

8. Web Ontology Language.

9. Ontology Management.

III  Engagement.

10. Execution Models.

11. Transaction Concepts.

12. Coordination Frameworks for Web Services.

13. Process Specifications.

14. Formal Specification and Enactment.

IV  Collaboration.

15. Agents.

16. Multiagent Systems.

17. Organizations.

18. Communication.

V  Solutions.

19. Semantic Service Solutions.

20. Social Service Selection.

21. Economic Service Selection.

VI  Engineering.

22. Building SOC Applications.

23. Service Management.

24. Security.

VII  Directions.

25. Challenge and Extensions.

VIII  Appendices.

Appendix A: XML and XML Schema.

Appendix B: URI, URN, URL and UUID.

Appendix C: XML Namespace Abbreviations.


About the Authors.



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Munindar P. Singh
Michael N. Huhns
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