On Composite Web Services Provisioning in an Environment of Fixed and Mobile Computing Resources
Source of Publication
Information Technology & Management
We present a framework for Web services provisioning in a hybrid environment of fixed and mobile computing resources. Several obstacles still hinder the seamless provisioning of Web services in mobile environments. Examples of such obstacles are: throughput and connectivity of wireless networks, limited computing resources of mobile devices, and risks of communication channel disconnections. In the proposed framework, software agents represent users, providers of services, and providers of resources. The business logic of composite services is expressed as a process model using statecharts formalism. Among other things, the use of agents provides an infrastructure that has the ability to handle disconnections during service preparation for execution. The framework also integrates a service execution planning approach to optimally select computing resources (fixed or mobile) on top of which services will be executed.
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Maamar, Zakaria; Sheng, Quan Z.; and Benatallah, Boualem, "On Composite Web Services Provisioning in an Environment of Fixed and Mobile Computing Resources" (2004). All Works. 2543.
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