Assisted service composition for end users

Nikolay Mehandjiev, Freddy Lécué, Usman Wajid, Abdallah Namoun

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


Involving people who do not have programming background in assembling and tailoring service-based applications promises to open up access to the creativity of millions of users. An increasing number of development environments aim to do this by offering drag-and-drop visual representations connecting different service components into an assembly. In contrast to the majority of these, we did not start with the technology but with the users - service producers and consumers, and studied the core issues which should be resolved before people who are not programmers can start to assemble services into meaningful applications, over and above the presentation-level integration offered by current mash-up environments. The result is an assisted approach to service composition for end users, which uses semantic technologies to shield users from the irrelevant complexity of service technology and from the need to manually resolve dependencies between services. The approach was evaluated by a focus group of non-technical users, who ranked it highly and provided valuable suggestions for further improvements and supporting features. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th IEEE European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS 2010|Proc. - IEEE Eur. Conf. Web Serv., ECOWS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780769543109, 978-0-7695-4310-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event8th European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS 2010 - Ayia Napa
Duration: 1 Jul 2010 → …


Conference8th European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS 2010
CityAyia Napa
Period1/07/10 → …


  • Web services
  • service-oriented architecture
  • user interfaces
  • drag-and-drop visual representation
  • semantic technology
  • service based application
  • service composition
  • service-oriented computing
  • end user development
  • semantic services
  • service assembly


Dive into the research topics of 'Assisted service composition for end users'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this