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The Network-Based Business Process
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Ejub Kajan,Noura Faci,Zakaria Maamar,Alfred Loo,Aldina Pljaskovic,Quan Z. Sheng
Issue Date:March 2014
pp. 63-69
Tremendous effort and resources go into achieving enterprise agility. Business processes are the primary entity concerned with these efforts and resources because they constitute the know-how of any enterprise. Processes can be structured or unstructured; ...
 
Guest Editorial: Special Section on Transactional Web Services
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
By Youakim Badr, Djamal Benslimane, Zakaria Maamar, Ling Liu
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 30-31
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Towards a Unified Approach for Business Process Modeling Using Context-Based Artifacts and Web Services
Found in: Services Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Nanjangud C. Narendra, Youakim Badr, Philippe Thiran, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 332-339
Service-Oriented Architecture is a paradigm for modeling and enacting business processes that promotes improved flexibility and monitor ability through the composition of loosely-coupled Web services. However, such process-centric composition, with focus o...
 
Towards an Efficient Sales Pitch with the Web of Things
Found in: 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
By Sujith Samuel Mathew,Yacine Atif,Quan Z. Sheng,Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 377-384
New innovations in the Web of Things (WoT) and the use of the social Web in business scenarios are paving the path for 'real-world commodities' or things to inherently sell themselves to potential customers on the Web. An important challenge to realize thi...
 
Network-Based Conflict Resolution in Business Processes
Found in: 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
By Zakaria Maamar,Noura Faci,Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui,Ejub Kajan
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 132-137
With the latest development in social technologies, (e.g., ~blogs and social networks), there is a growing interest in embracing these technologies to address conflicts hampering business-processes completion. This paper presents a coordination framework t...
 
A Diversity-Based Approach for Managing Faults in Web Services
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Hanane Abdeldjelil,Noura Faci,Zakaria Maamar,Djamal Benslimane
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 81-88
This paper discusses the value-added of diversity to support fault tolerant Web Services operation. Web Services offering the same functionality are gathering into the same virtual space referred to as diversity group. Besides the group additional componen...
 
Web of Things: Description, Discovery and Integration
Found in: International Conference on Internet of Things and International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing
By Sujith Samuel Mathew,Yacine Atif,Quan Z. Sheng,Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:October 2011
pp. 9-15
The vision for the
 
Using 3-Way Satisfaction for Web Service Selection: Preliminary Investigation
Found in: Services Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Erbin Lim,Philippe Thiran,Zakaria Maamar,Jamal Bentahar
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 731-732
This paper examines the problem of Web service selection in a community. Web services reside in communities due to the similiar functionalities they offer. The selection in communities is important because each Web service provides a different level of ser...
 
Social Engineering of Communities of Web Services
Found in: Applications and the Internet, IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on
By Zakaria Maamar, Hamdi Yahyaoui, Erbin Lim, Philippe Thiran
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 100-109
This paper discusses the engineering of communities of Web services with emphasis on the social interactions that arise between these Web services and hence, can put some restrictions on their behaviors. Like service parks, communities gather Web services ...
 
Using Diversity to Design and Deploy Fault Tolerant Web Services
Found in: Enabling Technologies, IEEE International Workshops on
By Noura Faci, Hanane Abdeldjelil, Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 73-78
Any software component for instance Web services is prone to unexpected failures. To guarantee business process continuity despite these failures, component replication is usually put forward as a solution to make these components fault tolerant. In this p...
 
Why Web Services Need Social Networks
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Zakaria Maamar,Hakim Hacid,Michael N Huhns
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 90-94
To make Web services recommend the peers with whom they would like to collaborate in case of compositions, recommend the peers that can substitute for them in case of failure, and be aware of the peers that compete against them in case of selection, weavin...
 
Conceptual Analysis of Transactional-, Capacity-Driven Web Services
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Sami Bhiri, Samir Tata, Khouloud Boukadi, Wathiq Mansoor
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 247-252
This paper examines capacity-driven Web services from a transactional perspective. Such services are empowered with different sets of operations that are selectively triggered in response to requirements posed on them and hence, need to be satisfied. Each ...
 
Towards Defining and Assessing the Non-functional Properties of Communities of Web Services
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Erbin Lim, Philippe Thiran, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 578-585
This paper discusses some of the research done in the area of communities of Web services. A community allows Web services offering similar functionalities to be grouped together. One challenge that arises as a result of this grouping concerns the assessme...
 
Towards a Self-Healing Approach to Sustain Web Services Reliability
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Mohamed-Hedi Karray, Chirine Ghedira, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 267-272
Web service technology expands the role of the Web from a simple data carrier to a service provider. To sustain this role, some issues such as reliability continue to hurdle Web services widespread use, and thus need to be addressed. Autonomic computing se...
 
Using Social Networks for Web Services Discovery
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Zakaria Maamar, Noura Faci, Leandro Krug Wives, Youakim Badr, Pedro Bispo Santos, Jos\’e Palazzo M. de Oliveira
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 48-54
<p>Service engineers often struggle to locate the relevant Web services needed to satisfy users' requests. The authors describe how service engineers can capitalize on Web services' interactions &#x2014; namely, collaboration, substitution, and c...
 
Analyzing Communities vs. Single Agent-Based Web Services: Trust Perspectives
Found in: Services Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Babak Khosravifar, Jamal Bentahar, Ahmad Moazin, Zakaria Maamar, Philippe Thiran
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 194-201
Gathering functionally similar agent-based Web services into communities has been proposed and promoted on many occasions. In this paper, we compare the performance of these communities with self-managed, single agent-based Web services from trust perspect...
 
Separating Operational and Control Behaviors: A New Approach to Web Services Modeling
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Quan Z. Sheng, Zakaria Maamar, Hamdi Yahyaoui, Jamal Bentahar, Khouloud Boukadi
Issue Date:May 2010
pp. 68-76
The ability to develop flexible business applications is one of the ultimate objectives behind the use of Web services. Before taking part in such applications, each Web service should be modeled so that service engineers can monitor its execution and iden...
 
From Communities of Web Services to Marts of Composite Web Services
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Leandro Krug Wives, Ghazi Al-Khatib, Quan Z. Sheng, Antônio Rodrigo Delepiane de Vit, Djamal Benslimane
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 958-965
This paper presents an approach to developing $\b C$omposite $\b W$eb $\b S$ervices Marts ($\mathcal{CWS}$-Marts). A $\mathcal{CWS}$-Mart gathers ready-to-use composite Web services that users can invoke any time without going from scratch through the regu...
 
How do Goals Drive the Engineering of Capacity-Driven Web Services?
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Samir Tata, Djamal Benslimane, Philippe Thiran
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 379-386
This paper discusses a goal-based approach for the engineering of capacity-driven Web services. In this approach goals are set to define the roles that these Web services could play in business applications, to frame the requirements that could be put on t...
 
Towards an Approach for Estimating Impact of Changes on Business Processes
Found in: E-Commerce Technology, IEEE International Conference on
By Mohamed Boukhebouze, Youssef Amghar, Aïcha-Nabila Benharkat, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 415-422
A business process needs to be constantly reviewedto accommodate new business requirements and regulations.To this end, it is important to manage the impact of this reviewon a process by determining which parts are affected and morecritically estimating th...
 
Compatibility Checking of Heterogeneous Web Service Policies Using VDM++
Found in: Services, IEEE Congress on
By Quan Z. Sheng, Jian Yu, Zakaria Maamar, Wei Jiang, Xitong Li
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 821-828
Web service policies capture the capabilities and requirements of Web services from both functional and nonfunctional perspectives. Policies of a Web service govern and ensure the runtime consistency of the service, i.e., people or services interacting wit...
 
On the Synchronization of Web Services Interactions
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Quan Z. Sheng, Hamdi Yahyaoui, Khouloud Boukadi, Xitong Li
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 644-651
Examining interactions between Web services is of paramount importance to the success of service composition. We have previously proposed a 2-layer framework for modeling, analyzing, and managing these interactions. Interactions are assigned to two layers:...
 
A Recommender System for Web Services Discovery in a Distributed Registry Environment
Found in: Internet and Web Applications and Services, International Conference on
By Mohamed Sellami, Samir Tata, Zakaria Maamar, Bruno Defude
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 418-423
In this paper, we discuss the suitability of using recommendation techniques for Web service discovery in distributed registry environments. The architecture we adopt consists in structuring registries of Web services into groups. We propose to adapt exist...
 
Towards an Approach to Defining Capacity-Driven Web Service
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Samir Tata, Djamel Belaïd, Khouloud Boukadi
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 403-410
This paper is an overview of how capacity-driven Web services are defined and put into action. Because of the specificities of these Web services compared to regular(i.e., mono-capacity) Web services, the way they are looked into is different and occurs th...
 
A New Approach to Model Web Services' Behaviors Based on Synchronization
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Quan Z. Sheng, Hamdi Yahyaoui, Jamal Bentahar, Khouloud Boukadi
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 43-49
This paper introduces a novel approach for modelling and specifying behaviors of Web services. This approach excludes Web services from any composition scenario and sheds the light on two types of behaviors: control and operational. The control behavior il...
 
ContextServ: A platform for rapid and flexible development of context-aware Web services
Found in: Software Engineering, International Conference on
By Quan Z. Sheng, Sam Pohlenz, Jian Yu, Hoi S. Wong, Anne H.H. Ngu, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 619-622
Context-aware Web services are currently emerging as an important technology for building innovative context-aware applications. Unfortunately, context-aware Web services are still difficult to build. This paper describes ContextServ, a platform for rapid ...
 
Configurable Composition and Adaptive Provisioning of Web Services
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
By Quan Z. Sheng, Boualem Benatallah, Zakaria Maamar, Anne H.H. Ngu
Issue Date:January 2009
pp. 34-49
Web services composition has been an active research area over the last few years. However, the technology is still not mature yet and several research issues need to be addressed. In this paper, we describe the design of CCAP, a system that provides tools...
 
On the Enhancement of BPEL Engines for Self-Healing Composite Web Services
Found in: Applications and the Internet, IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on
By Sattanathan Subramanian, Philippe Thiran, Nanjangud C. Narendra, Ghita Kouadri Mostefaoui, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:August 2008
pp. 33-39
The dynamic nature of the Internet poses various challenges to the successful execution of composite Web services. Failures are samples of these challenges. It needs to be addressed for the smooth progress of Web service composition. Unfortunately, the de ...
 
Exceptions in a Web services environment
Found in: Computer Systems and Applications, ACS/IEEE International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 770-777
This paper presents a policy-based approach to compose Web services with emphasis on exceptions. Three types of policies denoted as engagement, mediation, and deployment regulate composition and are specified with WSPL. To support the exception handling st...
 
Reputation of Communities of Web Services - Preliminary Investigation
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Said Elnaffar, Zakaria Maamar, Hamdi Yahyaoui, Jamal Bentahar, Philippe Thiran
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 1603-1608
Web services communities can be seen as virtual clusters that agglomerate Web services with the same functionality (e.g., FlightBooking). However, selecting a community to deal with is a challenging task to users and providers. Reputation, besides other se...
 
A Framework for Modeling B2B Applications
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Philippe Thiran, Nanjangud C. Narendra, Sattanathan Subramanian
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 12-19
This paper presents a Web services-based framework for modeling Business-to-Business (B2B) applications. This framework consists of three levels namely strategic, application, and resource, with focus here on the first two levels. The strategic level is ab...
 
Sustaining Web Services High-Availability Using Communities
Found in: Availability, Reliability and Security, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Quan Z. Sheng, Djamal Benslimane
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 834-841
This paper discusses how communities of Web services sustain the high availability of Web services engaged in composition scenarios. Availability is the proportion of time that a system is in a functioning condition. Web services offering the same function...
 
On Checking the Compatibility of Web Services? Policies
Found in: Parallel and Distributed Computing Applications and Technologies, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Quan Z. Sheng, Hamdi Yahyaoui, Djamal Benslimane, Fenglin Liu
Issue Date:December 2007
pp. 125-130
This paper discusses the compatibility issue between policies of Web services, which could refrain the auto- matic composition of these Web services from smoothly progressing. Policies regulate/constrain the functioning of Web services at three levels iden...
 
An Argumentation Framework for Communities of Web Services
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Jamal Bentahar, Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Philippe Thiran
Issue Date:November 2007
pp. 75-83
Argumentation theory can improve Web services functionality and help track the composition scenarios these Web services engage in. The authors implement an argumentation theory through a set of software agents that reason about Web services in terms of arg...
 
Towards An Approach for Enhancing Web Services Discovery
Found in: Enabling Technologies, IEEE International Workshops on
By Nomane Ould Ahmed M'Bareck, Samir Tata, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:June 2007
pp. 357-364
This paper discusses the added-value of combining users' preferences and Web services' capacities during the process of discovering the Web services that permit satis- fying users' needs. The needs, preferences, and capacities vary over time, which require...
 
Towards A Two-Layered Framework for Managing Web Services Interaction
Found in: Computer and Information Science, ACIS International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Quan Z. Sheng
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 87-92
This paper discusses the use of a framework for analyzing the interactions that arise between Web services engaged in composition. For the sake of achieving better coordination and avoiding conflicts, this framework assigns interactions to two layers known...
 
Using Argumentative Agents to Manage Communities of Web Services
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Jamal Bentahar, Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Philippe Thiran
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 588-593
This paper presents a framework for specifying Web services communities. A Web service is an accessible application that humans, software agents, and other applications in general can discover, compose, and invoke in order to satisfy users? needs like hote...
 
A Multi-Layer and Multi-Perspective Approach to Compose Web Services
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Djamal Benslimane, Zakaria Maamar, Yehia Taher, Mohammed Lahkim, Marie Christine Fauvet, Michael Mrissa
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 31-37
This paper presents a Web services composition approach that is built upon three layers known as component, community, and composite. The contribution of each layer towards this approach is assessed from two perspectives known as organization and managemen...
 
Towards an Approach forWeb services Substitution
Found in: Database Engineering and Applications Symposium, International
By Yehia Taher, Djamal Benslimane, Marie-Christine Fauvet, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:December 2006
pp. 166-173
This paper presents an approach whose objective is to support Web services substitution. Substitution means replacing a component with another component, as long as the replacing component produces the same output and satisfies the same requirements as the...
 
Using Policies to Manage Composite Web Services
Found in: IT Professional
By Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Anne Anderson
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 47-51
Mapping guidelines for a Web service's behavior to policies can ensure an individual Web service's smooth engagement into a composite Web service.
 
Web Service = E + F + I
Found in: Enabling Technologies, IEEE International Workshops on
By Emad Bataineh, Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Chirine Ghedira
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 41-46
This paper presents the E,F,I approach for the development of a contextual definition of a Web service. E, F, and I stand for Environment, Feature, and Interaction, respectively. By default, aWeb service resides in an environment E where it acts and reacts...
 
Ad-Hoc Collaboration Between Messengers: Operations and Incentives
Found in: Mobile Data Management, IEEE International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Qusay H. Mahmoud, Abdelouahid Derhab, Wathiq Mansoor
Issue Date:May 2006
pp. 10
This paper discusses how ad-hoc collaboration boosts the operation of a set of messengers. This discussion continues the research we earlier initiated in theMESSENGER project, which develops data management mechanisms for UDDI registries of Web services us...
 
On Promoting Ad-Hoc Collaboration Among Messengers
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Qusay H. Mahmoud, Abdelouahid Derhab
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 785-790
The explosion growth in the market place for handheldwireless devices has enabled new opportunities for wireless applications. Currently, handheld devices are restricted to being clients that make requests to servers and receive responses over the network....
 
A View-based Approach for Tracking Composite Web Services
Found in: Web Services, European Conference on
By Djamal Benslimane, Zakaria Maamar, Chirine Ghedira
Issue Date:November 2005
pp. 170-181
Tracking the execution of composite Web services to identify and adjust their specification according to the current features of the environment is a challenging issue. The concept of views, as a dynamic snapshot over this specification according to a give...
 
Views in Composite Web Services
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Chirine Ghedira, Michael Mrissa
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 79-84
The authors present a view-based approach for tracking personalized Web services. To guarantee proper handling of user preferences during Web service execution, a view can zoom into the specification that composes the Web services. As time advances, the lo...
 
Toward an Agent-Based and Context-Oriented Approach for Web Services Composition
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
By Zakaria Maamar, Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Hamdi Yahyaoui
Issue Date:May 2005
pp. 686-697
This paper presents an agent-based and context-oriented approach that supports the composition of Web services. A Web service is an accessible application that other applications and humans can discover and invoke to satisfy multiple needs. To reduce the c...
 
On Tracking Personalized Web Services Using Views
Found in: e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Zakaria Maamar, Djamal Benslimane, Chirine Ghedira, Michael Mrissa
Issue Date:April 2005
pp. 432-437
This paper presents a view-based approach for tracking personalized Web services. Web services are subject to personalization when there is a need to accommodate user preferences during these Web services performance and delivery of this performance's outc...
 
Context for Personalized Web Services
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Zakaria Maamar, Soraya Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Qusay H. Mahmoud
Issue Date:January 2005
pp. 166b
The paper discusses the way context is used for Web services personalization. A Web service is an accessible application that other applications and humans can discover and trigger to satisfy various needs such as car rental. Context is the information tha...
   
On Coordinating Personalized Web Services Using CooPS
Found in: Applications and the Internet, IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on
By Zakaria Maamar, Emad Bataineh, Ghazi AlKhatib
Issue Date:February 2005
pp. 176-182
This paper presents CooPS, which is a method for Coordinating Personalized Services. These services are primarily offered to mobile users. Very little has been done so far regarding first, personalizing Web services for the benefit of mobile users and seco...
 
A Mediation Framework for Web Services in a Distributed Healthcare Information System
Found in: IDEAS Workshop on Medical Information Systems: The Digital Hospital
By Michael Mrissa, Djamal Benslimane, Chirine Ghedira, Zakaria Maamar
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 15-22
Conceptualizing distributed Healthcare Information System is an important step toward the enhancement of clinical decision support system. In this paper, we propose a semantic mediation of Web Services interfaces for distributed healthcare system. Our prop...
 
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