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- Enabling the delivery of customizable web services
- Nguyen, Tuan; Colman, Alan; Han, Jun
- Due to differences in consumer requirements, a Web service usually has multiple service variants for use in different business contexts. In such situations, delivering customizable services helps increase efficiency not only in service description and publication but also in service consumption. However, existing approaches for providing customizable services enforce the tight coupling between providers and consumers. Nor do they take into account recursive nature of service customization. Consequently, the approaches hamper the widespread use of customizable services in SOA. In this paper, we propose a language, namely Web Service Variability Description Language (WSVL), which formalizes the customization interface between providers and consumers using the XML technology to address these problems. We also describe a reference architecture for service deployment and a service engineering technique which together support the provisioning of WSVL-based customizable services. A proof-of-concept prototype system is introduced to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach.
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- Conference paper
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Swinburne University of Technology
- Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2012), Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 24-29 June 2012, pp. 138-145
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- Business; Couplings; Customisable services; Engines; Extensible markup language; Insurance; Service description; Service engineering; Service provisioning; Service variability; UML; Unified modeling language; Web services; XML
- 9781467321310, 1467321311
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- Supported by the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre through the Australian Government's CRC Programme (Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research).
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