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Web Services, European Conference on (2009)
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Nov. 9, 2009 to Nov. 11, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3854-9
pp: 183-189
SOAP-based Web Services enable flexible software system integration especially in heterogeneous environments and is a driving technology for inter-organization business processes. Yet, the verbosity of the XML-based protocol and its accompanying standards poses performance challenges which need to be addressed and solved to obtain the efficiency and scalability required by large information systems.This paper proposes a novel approach to overcome these performance issues in scenarios where multiple service invocations occur between a requester and a service. A protocol is introduced which allows negotiating common and distinctive parts of the SOAP message. Thereby, a session is established between these two peers in which only distinctive parts of the SOAP message are subsequently transfered over the wire. This results in a significant efficiency improvement regarding transmission as well as processing costs.
Web Services, SOAP, Performance

N. Gruschka and L. L. Iacono, "Session-Based SOAP Transmission and Processing," Web Services, European Conference on(ECOWS), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2009, pp. 183-189.
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