Service Composition

George Baryannis, Olha Danylevych, Dimka Karastoyanova, Kyriakos Kritikos, Philipp Leitner, Florian Rosenberg, Branimir Wetzstein

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In the S-Cube research framework, the Service Composition and Co-ordination (SCC) layer encompasses the functions required for the aggregation of multiple services into a single composite service offering, with the execution f the constituent services in a composition controlled through the Service Infrastructure (SI) layer. The SCC layer manages the control and data flow between the services in a service-based application by, for example, specifying workflow models and using a workflow engine for runtime control of service execution. This chapter presents an overview of the state-of-the-art in service composition modeling and covers two main areas: service composition models and languages and approaches to the synthesis of service compositions including model-driven, automated, and QoS-aware service composition. The contents of this chapter can be seen as a basis for aligning and improving existing approaches and solutions for service composition and provide directions for future S-Cube research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService Research Challenges and Solutions for the Future Internet
Subtitle of host publicationS-Cube - Towards Engineering, Managing and Adapting Service-Based Systems
EditorsMike P. Papazoglou, Klaus Pohl, Michael Parkin, Andreas Metzger
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9783642175992
ISBN (Print)9783642175985
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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    Baryannis, G., Danylevych, O., Karastoyanova, D., Kritikos, K., Leitner, P., Rosenberg, F., & Wetzstein, B. (2010). Service Composition. In M. P. Papazoglou, K. Pohl, M. Parkin, & A. Metzger (Eds.), Service Research Challenges and Solutions for the Future Internet: S-Cube - Towards Engineering, Managing and Adapting Service-Based Systems (pp. 55-84). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6500). Springer Heidelberg.