WSC-06: The web service challenge

M. Brian Blake*, Kwok Wai CHEUNG, Michael C. Jaeger, Andreas Wombacher

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In today's businesses, there is a trend that service-oriented architecture (SOA) is evolving into a popular architectural paradigm for IT infrastructure. SOA allows companies' software systems to be shared as network-enabled electronic services with their commonly specified interfaces. Service discovery and composition are two emerging ones which are both fundamental and important to SOA. Service discovery occurs when software modules identify suitable services that meet pre-established requirements based on the service descriptions. Service composition takes one step further to chain up the discovered services as execution plans. To motivate and promote the research in the areas, the Web Services Challenge 2006 (WSC-06) is organized and will take place at the joint 2006 CEC/EEE conferences. Building upon the success of the first two Web Services Challenges held at EEE-05 and ICEBE-05, WSC-06 contains new challenges that consider not only exact match, but also subsumption relations between input and output types, thus simulating semantic search. The competition solicits academic and industry researchers to develop software systems for discovering Web services and also composing them to create higher-level capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - CEC/EEE 2006
Subtitle of host publicationJoint Conference - 8th IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce and Technology (CEC 2006), 3rd IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventCEC/EEE 2006 Joint Conferences - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 200629 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameCEC/EEE 2006 Joint Conferences


ConferenceCEC/EEE 2006 Joint Conferences
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)


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