The frame problem in Web service specifications

George Baryannis, Dimitris Plexousakis

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This work explores the frame problem and its effects in devising Web service specifications. The frame problem encompasses the issues raised when trying to concisely state in a specification that nothing changes except when explicitly mentioned otherwise. A motivating example of a composite service specification is presented and a solution approach is proposed, based on knowledge gained from related research on the frame problem in procedure specifications. Finally, an algorithm that applies the presented solution in order to transform existing OWLS service descriptions to ones that are free from the frame problem is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSE Workshop on Principles of Engineering Service Oriented Systems, 2009
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424437160
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Software Engingeering: Workshop on Principles of Engineering Service Oriented Systems - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 18 May 200919 May 2009
Conference number: 5

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2156-7921
ISSN (Electronic)2156-793X


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Engingeering
Abbreviated titlePESOS 2009


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