On Replacement Service Selection in WS-BPEL Scenario Adaptation

Dionisis Margaris, Panayiotis Georgiadis and Costas Vassilakis
Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing & Applications

Abstract:
WS-BPEL scenario execution adaptation has been proposed by numerous researchers as a response to the need of users to tailor the WS-BPEL scenario execution to their individual preferences; these preferences are typically expressed through Quality of Service (QoS) policies, which the adaptation mechanism considers in order to select the services that will ultimately be invoked to realize the desired business process. In this paper, we consider a number of issues related to WS-BPEL scenario adaptation, aiming to enhance adaptation quality and improve the QoS offered to end users. More specifically, with the goal of broadening the service selection pool we (a) discuss the identification of potential services that can be used to realize a functionality used in the WS-BPEL scenario and (b) elaborate on transactional semantics that invocations to multiple services offered by the same provider may bear. We also describe and validate an architecture for realizing the proposed enhancements.

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