May 24, 2009 to May 28, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICIW.2009.53
Pricing of services, especially in a SOA and Grid environment with contractual relationships gain importance in recent years. For the resource planning, i.e. the allocation and orchestration of existing services, service pricing has a major influence. An orchestrator of services may face various pricing models from different service providers with e.g. long-term or short-term contracts, fixed or variable expenses for service invocation. Price as an important non-functional property of services lacks of a systematic investigation in this context, although it directly affects a service orchestrator's business targets. An appropriate categorization of pricing models is essential for this purpose. This paper proposes a classification of pricing models for services in a SOA environment from a resource planning perspective, i.e. for service selection. Moreover, the impact of different pricing models on service allocation, respectively selection, and further implications for an intermediary, acting as a service orchestrator, are presented.
SOA, Web Services, Pricing Models, Service Selection
Julian Eckert, Deniz Ertogrul, Apostolos Papageorgiou, Nicolas Repp, Ralf Steinmetz, "The Impact of Service Pricing Models on Service Selection", ICIW, 2009, Internet and Web Applications and Services, International Conference on, Internet and Web Applications and Services, International Conference on 2009, pp. 316-321, doi:10.1109/ICIW.2009.53