End User Service Composition: Perceptions and Requirements

Nikolay Mehandjiev, Abdallah Namoune, Usman Wajid, Linda Macaulay, Alistair Sutcliffe

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The idea that end users who are not programmers will one day compose software services has motivated our study of user perceptions, intuitions and requirements. This study comprised five focus groups which took place within SOA4All - an EC-funded research project aiming to bring service technology to everyone. The paper focuses on one aspect of the study - the perceptions and intuitions our users have about services in general and software services in particular, and about how to bring services together. It presents and analyses the results related to this aspect, including the results from three notational tasks. It then uses these results to derive a set of requirements about effective notations for service composition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Eighth IEEE European Conference on Web Services
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4310-9, 9780769543109
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event8th European Conference on Web Services, ECOWS 2010 - Ayia Napa
Duration: 1 Jul 2010 → …

Publication series

NameECOWS '10


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


  • end user development
  • service assembly
  • notational study


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