Using fixed-price auctions for selection in communities of web services

Erbin Lim, Zakaria Maamar

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Abstract

This paper introduces an approach that allows Web services to handle user requests where the price that the users are willing to pay is fixed. In such cases, a user search for the highest quality of service based on the submitted fixed price. Instead of searching for individualWeb services, the user finds it more convenient to send requests to middlemen (or brokers) who act on behalf of a group of Web services. These middlemen then select a Web service within the group to handle the request. In this paper we demonstrate how fixed price requests can be included into the operation of a community of Web services. Our approach introduces auction theory into the selection process. Experiments using real world values are conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages190-201
Number of pages12
Volume8697
ISBN (Print)9783319141381
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Nov 201313 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8697
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2013
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11/11/1313/11/13

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