Web Service Communities: Concepts and Operations

Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Philippe Thiran, Subramanian Sattanathan

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This paper discusses the concepts and operations related to the specification and management of a community of Web services, respectively. Web services offering the same functionality are gathered into one community, independently of their origins. The community is led by a master component, which is responsible among others for attracting new Web services to the community, retaining existing Web services in the community, and identifying the Web services in the community that will participate in composite Web services. The identification of these Web services is based on the contract-net protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Web Information System and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationWEBIST
PublisherINSTICC Press
Publication statusUnpublished - 2007


  • Community
  • Contract-Net Protocol
  • Web Service


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