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WSLA Extensions for Managing Composite Semantic Web Services

Elgedawy, Islam
Managing Service Level Agreement (SLA) for composite semantic web services is a very complex process, as it involves many complex tasks such as components discovery, provisioning, monitoring, recovery, and coordination. Indeed, managing all these tasks manually is a very cumbersome operation, nevertheless it is time consuming and prone to errors. To overcome such problems, automated SLA management for composite semantic web services is needed. This requires the SLA of the composite service to be described in a machine-understandable format such that it can be understood and processed by the automated SLA management tool. Currently, there is no SLA description language for composite semantic web services, but there exists an SLA description language for atomic web services, known as the Web Service Level Agreement (WSLA). Hence, in this paper, we aim to extend the WSLA language to describe composite semantic web services' SLAs, then we show how we can automatically generate the components' SLAs from the composite semantic web services' SLAs; adopting the CRECENT framework that we previously proposed for managing composite web services.