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JACIII Vol.17 No.4 pp. 561-572
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2013.p0561
(2013)

Paper:

Interlinking Distributed Services for Workflow-as-a-Service Based on Linked Data

Wuhui Chen, Incheon Paik, and Tetsuya Tashiro

School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580, Japan

Received:
December 20, 2012
Accepted:
April 23, 2013
Published:
July 20, 2013
Keywords:
linked social service, social link, workflow-as-a-service, global service space
Abstract

Services are considered to have had a tremendous impact on the Web as a potential silver bullet for supporting a distributed service-based economy on a global scale. However, despite the outstanding progress, their uptake on a Web scale has been significantly less than initially anticipated. Isolated service islands without links to related services have hampered service discovery and composition. In this paper, we propose a methodology to drive innovation from isolated service islands into a global social service network to connect the service islands for Workflow-as-a-Service. First, we propose Linked social service-specific principles based on Linked data principles for publishing services on the open Web as linked social services, and suggest a new platform for constructing global social service network. We then propose an approach to enable exploiting the global social service network, providing Workflow-as-a-Service. Finally, experimental results show that Linked social service can solve the service composition problem by enabling providing Workflow-as-a-Service based on the global social service network, and has the potential to be the next wave of services.

Cite this article as:
Wuhui Chen, Incheon Paik, and Tetsuya Tashiro, “Interlinking Distributed Services for Workflow-as-a-Service Based on Linked Data,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.17, No.4, pp. 561-572, 2013.
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