Web Service Composition, Optimization and the Implications for Developing Economies

Adenike Osofisan, Idongesit E. Eteng, Iwara Arikpo, Abel Usoro

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The emergence of the Service Oriented computing paradigm with its implicit inclusion of web services has caused a precipitous revolution in software engineering, e-service compositions, and optimization of e-services. Web service composition requests are usually combined with end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) requirements, which are specified in terms of non-functional properties e.g. response time, throughput, and price. This chapter describes what web services are; not just to the web but to the end users. The state of the art approaches for composing web services are briefly described and a novel game theoretic approach using genetic programming for composing web services in order to optimize service performance, bearing in mind the Quality of Service (QoS) of these web services, is presented. The implication of this approach to cloud computing and economic development of developing economies is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Tools
EditorsAbel Usoro, Grzegorz Majewski, Princely Ifinedo, Iwara Arikpo
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherIdea Group Inc
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781466616370
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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