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Semantic Web Services / Edition 1

by Dieter Fensel, Federico Michele Facca, Elena Simperl, Ioan Toma
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642191924

ISBN-13: 9783642191923

Pub. Date: 04/28/2011

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

A paradigm shift is taking place in computer science: one generation ago, we learned to abstract from hardware to software, now we are abstracting from software to serviceware implemented through service-oriented computing. Yet ensuring interoperability in open, heterogeneous, and dynamically changing environments, such as the Internet, remains a major

Overview

A paradigm shift is taking place in computer science: one generation ago, we learned to abstract from hardware to software, now we are abstracting from software to serviceware implemented through service-oriented computing. Yet ensuring interoperability in open, heterogeneous, and dynamically changing environments, such as the Internet, remains a major challenge for actual machine-to-machine integration. Usually significant problems in aligning data, processes, and protocols appear as soon as a specific piece of functionality is used within a different application context.

The Semantic Web Services (SWS) approach is about describing services with metadata on the basis of domain ontologies as a means to enable their automatic location, execution, combination, and use. Fensel and his coauthors provide a comprehensive overview of SWS in line with actual industrial practice. They introduce the main sociotechnological components that ground the SWS vision (like Web Science, Service Science, and service-oriented architectures) and several approaches that realize it, e.g. the Web Service Modeling Framework, OWL-S, and RESTful services. The real-world relevance is emphasized through a series of case studies from large-scale R&D projects and a business-oriented proposition from the SWS technology provider Seekda.

Each chapter of the book is structured according to a predefined template, covering both theoretical and practical aspects, and including walk-through examples and hands-on exercises. Additional learning material is available on the book website www.swsbook.org. With its additional features, the book is ideally suited as the basis for courses or self-study in this field, and it may also serve as a reference for researchers looking for a state-of-the-art overview of formalisms, methods, tools, and applications related to SWS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642191923
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Web Science.- Service Science.- Web Services.- Web2.0 and RESTful Services.- SemanticWeb.- Web Service Modeling Ontology.- The Web Service Modeling Language.- The Web Service Execution Environment.- Triple Space Computing for SemanticWeb Services.- OWL-S and Other Approaches.- Lightweight SemanticWeb Service Descriptions.- SWS Are Good For What: dip, SUPER, and SOA4All Use Cases.- Seekda: The Business Point of View.-

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