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Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, International Conference on (2008)
Vienna, Austria
Dec. 10, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3514-2
pp: 738-743
In Web service based systems, new value-added Web services can be constructed by integrating existing Web services. A Web service may have many implementations, which are functionally identical, but have different Quality of Service (QoS) attributes, such as response time, price, reputation, reliability, availability and so on. Thus, a significant research problem in Web service composition is how to select an implementation for each of the component Web services so that the overall QoS of the composite Web service is optimal. This is so called QoS-aware Web service composition problem. In some composite Web services there are some dependencies and conflicts between the Web service implementations. However, existing approaches cannot handle the constraints. This paper tackles the QoS-aware Web service composition problem with inter-service dependencies and conflicts using a penalty-based genetic algorithm (GA). Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness and the scalability of the penalty-based GA.
Web service composition, QoS, genetic algorithm

M. Tang and L. Ai, "A Penalty-Based Genetic Algorithm for QoS-Aware Web Service Composition with Inter-service Dependencies and Conflicts," 2008 International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling Control & Automation (CIMCA 2008)(CIMCA), Vienna, 2008, pp. 738-743.
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