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Web service composition under resource allocation constraints

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2007
Karakoç, Erman
Web service composition is an inevitable aspect of web services technology, which solves complex problems by combining available basic services and ordering them to best suit the problem requirements. Automatic composition gives us flexibility of selecting best candidate services at composition time, this would require the user to define the resource allocation constraints for selecting and composing candidate web services. Resource allocation constraints define restrictions on how to allocate resources, and scheduling under resource allocation constraints to provide proper resource allocation to tasks. In this work, web service composition system named as CWSF (Composite Web Service Framework) constructed for users to define a workflow system in which a rich set of constraints can be defined on web services. On the contrary many technologies and studies, CWSF provides a user-friendly environment for modeling web service composition system. The output of the framework is the scheduling of web service composition in which how and when web services are executed are defined. With this work, a language, CWSL is defined to describe workflow, resource allocation constraints, selection and discovery rules of web services and associated semantic information. An important property of CWSF system is converting web service composition problem into a constraint satisfaction problem to find the best solution that meet the all criteria defined by user. Furthermore, CWSF has ability to display other possible solutions to provides users flexibility. This study also includes semantic matching and mapping facilities for service discovery.