Provider-composer negotiations for semantic robustness in service compositions

Freddy Lecue, Nikolay Mehandjiev, Freddy Lécué, Usman Wajid

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Research in automating service composition is rarely concerned with service providers, apart from work in quality guarantees and contracts. This perspective is arguably valid for comparatively static and cheap web services, which do not warrant continuous involvement of their providers in the process of service procurement and use by service consumers. However, opportunities for optimisation and fine-tuning of compositions are thus missed. We have created an approach which uses automated agent-based negotiation between service composer and service providers to address the issue of semantic robustness in large-scale service compositions by preventing cases where the wrong type of data is passed on from one service to the next. Starting from a service composition template which is not semantically robust, we allow the selection of semantically robust combinations of actual services. The approach is characterised with a linear complexity and also allows service providers to tune their services to the requirements of service compositions which may be lucrative business opportunities. © 2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
Subtitle of host publicationICSOC-ServiceWave 2009
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3642103820, 9783642103827
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event7th International Joint Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC-ServiceWave 2009 - Stockholm
Duration: 1 Jul 2009 → …


Other7th International Joint Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC-ServiceWave 2009
Period1/07/09 → …


  • Autonomic agents
  • Negotiation
  • Semantic robustness
  • Semantic services
  • Service composition
  • Template-based composition


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