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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2011 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 48-54
Zakaria Maamar , Zayed University
Nora Faci , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Leandro Wives , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Youakim Badr , Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon
Pedro Santos , Universite Lyon I
Jose Palazzo M. de Oliveira , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
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 - namely, collaboration, substitution, and competition - to build social networks for service discovery. Through these networks, Web services identify those peers with which they'd like to work, those that can replace them in case of failure, and those that compete against them for selection. Building a Web service's social network requires six steps, which the article describes.
social networking (online), system recovery, Web services

Z. Maamar, N. Faci, L. Wives, Y. Badr, P. Santos and J. Palazzo M. de Oliveira, "Using Social Networks for Web Services Discovery," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 48-54, 2011.
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