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Enabling data, information, and process integration with semantic web services: from a new technology infrastructure to a compelling demonstrator

Gugliotta, Alessio; Domingue, John; Tanasescu, Vlad; Gutierrez Villarias, Leticia; Davies, Rob; Rowlatt, Mary; Richardson, Marc and Stinčić, Sandra (2008). Enabling data, information, and process integration with semantic web services: from a new technology infrastructure to a compelling demonstrator. In: Di Nitto, Elisabetta; Sassen, Anne-Marie; Traverso, Paolo and Zwegers, Arian eds. At Your Service: Service-oriented Computing from an EU Perspective. MIT Press, pp. 327–356.

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Service-Oriented Applications and Architectures (SOAs) have captured the interest of industry as a way to support business-to-business interaction, and the SOA market grew by $4.9 billion in 2005. SOAs and in particular service-oriented computing (SOC) represent a promising approach in the development of adaptive distributed systems. With SOC, applications can open themselves to services offered by third parties and accessed through standard, well-defined interfaces. The binding between the applications and the services can be, in this context, extremely loose—enabling the ad hoc creation of new services when the need arises. This book offers an overview of some current research in the field, presenting the results of eighteen research projects funded by the European Community's Information Society Technologies Program (IST). The projects, collaborations between industry and academia, have produced practical, achievable results that point the way to real-world applications and future research. The chapters address such issues as requirement analysis, design, governance, interoperability, and the dependability of systems made up of components owned by third parties. The results are presented in the context of two roadmaps for research, one developed by European industry involved in software development and the other by researchers working in the service area. The contributors report first on the "Infrastructure Layer," then (in the bulk of the book) on the "Service Integration Layer," the "Semantic Layer," and finally on the issues that cut across the different layers. The book concludes by looking at ongoing research on both roadmaps. [math mode missing closing $]

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 23110
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 14:51
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 09:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23110
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