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Re: Bottom up approach to web services

From: Evren Sirin <evren@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 19:48:42 -0400
Message-ID: <007701c37663$bce526c0$0f0210ac@cs.umd.edu>
To: <charlie@semantech.org>, <www-ws@w3.org>

> Hi all,
> The present DAML-S examples, congo and bravoair, are both built in a
> manner. Is it possible to build similar services in a bottom-up approach?
> envision quite some difficulty if one wants to create a composite service
> making use of the specified control constructs of the process model.
> Has anyone tried to do this?

Actually, yes. We have built a DAML-S composer that guides the user to
create composite processes in a bottom-up approach. User starts with a
single service, presented with possible services that can be matched with
it, filters the results according to non-functional attributes of the
services. The resulting composite service can be executed using the WSDL
groundings. However, GUI is data-flow oriented rather than control flow
oriented so, as you suggest, you cannot make use of control constructs such
as loops and conditionals.

Check out http://www.mindswap.org/~evren/composer where you can find links
to some sample service descriptions, a paper that describes the system and
an online demo of the system.



> Any pointers and/or comments are welcome.
> Regards,
> Charlie
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> Charlie Abela
> Research Student,
> Dept. of Computer Science and AI
> University of Malta,
> MSD06. Malta
> Web: http://www.semantech.org
> Email: charlie@semantech.org
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