Dr. Adrian Fiech
Towards Engineering Processes for Web Service Repositories
Department of Computer Science
Thursday, December 8th, 2011, 1:00 pm., Room EN-2022
Service-oriented Software Engineering embraces the construction of
software systems from available modules that can be acquired from
service providers and assembled into a complete system. Web services
are particularly suitable to this approach.
The process of crafting successful web service repositories is complex
and needs to be addressed with a rigor reminiscent of software
engineering processes. We are working on creation of a comprehensive
process framework that provides a set of practices and tools for web
service repository design, configuration, testing, implementation and
We begin with practical case studies, which investigate and highlight
promising problem domains that are suitable for (primarily commercial)
repository development. Next, we design and implement prototype web
service repositories for the most encouraging cases. The prototype
repositories shall afford simple configuration, powerful query
answering system and the support for diverse business models.
Subsequently we summarize, discuss and evaluate the processes we used
in our prototype repository design/implementations as well as
approaches used by others.