Seminar: Advanced Topics in Services Computing

Seminar an der Universitšt des Saarlandes, FR 6.2 Informatik, LVst 98621

The following list of topics for the seminar is structured into the categories of discovery and composition of web services and semantic web services. Selected surveys of relevant fields are indicated and expected to be read by registered participants, as appropriate, before the presentations on the special topics in the respective category start.

The background literature and all papers listed below for the topics are available online in the Web.

Topics which have been CURRENTLY ASSIGNED to participants for presentation at the seminar are MARKED IN RED (current status: 4/14 slots are assigned). Please also check the seminar schedule.

Service Discovery

Selected background literature:

  • M. Crasso, A. Zunino, M. Campo: “A Survey of Approaches to Web Service Discovery in Service-Oriented Architectures. Journal of Database Management, 22(1), IGI Global. 2011
  • H.H. Wang, N. Gibbins, T. Payne, A. Patelli, Y. Wang: “A Survey of Semantic Web Services Formalisms”. Journal of Concurrency and Computation, 27(15), Wiley. 2015
  • M. Klusch, P. Kapahnke, S. Schulte, F. Lecue, A. Bernstein: “Semantic Web Service Search: A Brief Survey”. Kuenstliche Intelligenz (German Journal on AI), 2/16, Springer. 2016


Topic / Literature


Web service selection (1)

  • E. Stroulia, Y. Wang: “Structural and Semantic Matching for Assessing Web Service Similarity”. Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 14(4), World Scientific. 2005
  • Zinnikus, H-J. Rupp, K. Fischer: “Detecting Similarities between Web Service Interfaces: The WSDL Analyzer”. Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Web Services and Interoperability; Wiley. 2006
  • WSDL


Web service selection (2)

  • R.R. Khorasgani, E. Stroulia, O.R. Zaiane: “Web Service Matching for RESTful Web Services”. Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evaluation; IEEE. 2011 
  • P.A. Ly, C. Pedrinaci, J. Domingue: “Automated Information Extraction from Web APIs Documentation”. Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering. 2012
  • REST


Semantic web service selection (1)

  • M. Klusch, P. Kapahnke: “The iSeM Matchmaker: A Flexible Approach for Adaptive Hybrid Semantic Service Selection”. Journal of Web Semantics, 15, Elsevier. 2012
  • W3C Recommendation OWL-S


Semantic P2P service discovery (1)

  • G. Pirro, D. Talia, P. Trunfio: “A DHT-based Semantic Overlay Network for Service Discovery”. Journal of Future Generation Computing Systems, 28(4). 2012
  • G. Pirro, D. Talia, P. Trunfio, P. Missier, C. Goble: “ERGOT: Combining DHTs and SONs for Semantic-Based Service Discovery on the Grid”. CoreGRID Technical Report TR-0177, CoreGrid NoE. 2008


Semantic P2P service discovery (2)

  • D. Skoutas, D. Sacharidis, V. Kantere, T. Sellis: “Efficient Semantic Web Service Discovery in Centralized and P2P Environments”. Proceedings of 7th International Semantic Web Conference, LNCS, Springer. 2008
  • V. Kantere, S. Skiadopoulos, T. Sellis: “Storing and Indexing Spatial Data in P2P Systems”. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 21(2), IEEE. 2009

Service Composition

Selected background literature:


Topic / Literature


Decentralized functional web service composition

  • S. Kalasapur, M. Kumar, B. Shirazi: “Dynamic Service Composition in Pervasive Computing”. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 18(7), 2007


QoS-aware web service composition (1)

  • Z. Ye, A. Bouguettaya, X. Zhou: “Economic Model-Driven Cloud Service Composition”. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 14(2-3), ACM. 2014
  • Cloud services


QoS-aware web service composition (2)

  • G. Zou, Q. Lu, Y. Chen, R. Huang, Y. Xu, Y. Xiang: “QoS-Aware Dynamic Composition of Web Services using Numerical Temporal Planning. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 7(1), 2014


QoS-aware web service composition (3)

  • M. Chen, Y.Yan: “QoS-aware service composition over GRaphPlan through Graph Reachability”, IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), 2014
  • GraphPlan


Parallel QoS-aware web service composition

  • S. Deng, L. Huang, W. Tan, Z. Wu: “Top-k Automatic Service Composition: A Parallel Method for Large-Scale Service Sets”. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 11(3), IEEE. 2014


Semantic web service composition (1)

  • P. Rodriguez-Mier, C. Pedrinaci, M. Lama, M. Mucientes: “An Integrated Semantic Web Service Discovery and Composition Framework”. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE. 2015
  • P. Rodriguez-Mier, M. Mucientes, M. Lama: “Hybrid Optimization Algorithm for Large-Scale QoS-Aware Service Composition”. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE. 2015


Semantic web service composition (2)

  • X. Song, w. Dou, J. Chen: “A Workflow Framework for Intelligent Service Composition”. Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems, 27, Elsevier. 2011
  • Planning: SHOP2
    • D. Nau, TC. Au, O. Ilghami: “SHOP2: An HTN Planning System“. Journal of AI Research, 20, AIAF. 2003
  • Constraint satisfaction


Semantic web service composition (3)

  • J. Hoffmann, P. Bertoli, M. Helmert, M. Pistore: “Message-Based Web Service Composition, Integrity Constraints, and Planning Under Uncertainty: A New Connection”. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 35, AIAF. 2009


Semantic P2P service search and composition (1)

  • Furno, E. Zimeo: “Self-Scaling Cooperative Discovery of Service Compositions in Unstructured P2P Networks”. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier. 2014


Semantic P2P service search and composition (2)

  • X. Cao, P. Kapahnke, M. Klusch: “SPSC: Efficient Composition of Semantic Services in Unstructured P2P Networks”. Proceedings of 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), LNCS 9088, Springer. 2015