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e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Services, IEEE International Conference on (2005)
Hong Kong, China
Mar. 29, 2005 to Apr. 1, 2005
ISBN: 0-7695-2274-2
pp: 9-14
Manshan Lin , South China University of Technology, China
Jianshan Xie , South China University of Technology, China
Heqing Guo , South China University of Technology, China
Hao Wang , South China University of Technology, China
The creation of value-added composite web service raises an opportunity to the formation of online B2B collaborations. However, web services are usually overlapping in functionality. How to make a choice based on non-functional factors becomes a problem that needs to be solved. In this paper, it argues that the selection of component services should be considered in a global manner and the user's Qos preferences is more appropriate to be expressed in a fuzzy way. It advocates using fuzzy set to express the user's Qos preference on a specific Qos criteria and using fuzzy expression to express the user's trade-off among Qos criterias. The service selection problem is formalized as a fuzzy constraint satisfaction problem and deep-first branch-and-bound method is chosen to search for a solution with some adjustments to web service composition. It also develops an uncritical fuzzy consistency checking algorithm as an aid to faster search. Experiments are conducted to prove the effectiveness of the approach.

H. Guo, H. Wang, M. Lin and J. Xie, "Solving Qos-Driven Web Service Dynamic Composition as Fuzzy Constraint Satisfaction," Proceedings. The 2005 IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service(EEE), Hong Kong, 2005, pp. 9-14.
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