Open semantic service networks

Cardoso, Jorge; Pedrinaci, Carlos; Leidig, Torsten; Rupino, Paulo and De Leenheer, Pieter (2012). Open semantic service networks. In: International Symposium on Services Science 2012 (ISSS 2012), 25 Sep 2012, Leipzig, Germany.



Online service marketplaces will soon be part of the economy to scale the provision of specialized multi-party services through automation and standardization. Current research, such as the *-USDL service description language family, is already defining the basic building blocks to model the next generation of business services. Nonetheless, the developments being made do not target to interconnect services via service relationships. Without the concept of relationship, marketplaces will be seen as mere functional silos containing service descriptions. Yet, in real economies, all services are related and connected. Therefore, to address this gap we introduce the concept of open semantic service network (OSSN), concerned with the establishment of rich relationships between services. These networks will provide valuable knowledge on the global service economy, which can be exploited for many socio-economic and scientific purposes such as service network analysis, management, and control.

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