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Foundations of open semantic Service Networks

Cardoso, Jorge; Pedrinaci, Carlos; Leidig, Torsten; Rupino, Paulo and De Leenheer, Pieter (2013). Foundations of open semantic Service Networks. International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, 4(2) pp. 1–16.

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This article provides the foundations for the new field of research coined Service Networks research. Understanding what factors explain the structure and dynamics of global service networks may lead to a more efficient and balanced society and economy. The concept of service network is formally represented as a business structure made up of services systems which are nodes connected by one or more specific types of relationships. They can be used to represent the global economy, i.e. a complex network composed of national economies, which are themselves networks of markets, and markets are also networks of providers, brokers, intermediaries, and consumers. The authors’ key challenge consists in developing a novel perspective on socio-economic dynamics by connecting service models representing service systems (e.g. consulting, governmental, and educational services). Theories to be developed will enable to understand, describe, explain, analyze, predict, and control the evolution of global service networks..

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 IGI Global
ISSN: 1947-959X
Keywords: linked data; relationship descriptions; semantic web; service; service descriptions; service networks
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 39264
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 16:15
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 06:40
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