Dynamic data integration using web services

Fujun Zhu, Mark Turner, Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, Keith Bennett, Michelle Russell, David Budgen, Pearl Brereton, John Keane, Paul Layzell, Michael Rigby, Tie Xu

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    We address the problem of large-scale data Integration, where the data sources are unknown at design time, are from autonomous organisations, and may evolve. Experiments are described involving a demonstrator system in the field of health services data integration within the UK. Current web services technology has been used extensively and largely successfully in these distributed prototype systems. The work shows that web services provide a good infrastructure layer, but integration demands a higher level "broker" architectural layer; the paper identifies eight specific requirements for such an architecture that have emerged from the experiments, derived from an analysis of shortcomings which are collectively due to the static nature of the initial prototype. The way in which these are being met in the current version in order to achieve a more dynamic integration is described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Web Services|Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Web Serv.
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)0769521673
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Web Services - San Diego, CA
    Duration: 1 Jul 2004 → …


    ConferenceProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Web Services
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period1/07/04 → …
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