2013 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (2010)
Apr. 20, 2010 to Apr. 23, 2010
With rapid development of service-oriented architecture and cloud computing, web services have been widely adopted for developing various kinds of applications. A set of non-functional requirements such as QoS has become important criteria for service selection. The nature of QoS based service selection can be treated as a multiple criteria group decision making (MCDM) problem. This article presents an evaluation method based on the technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) to help service consumers and providers to analyze available web services with fuzzy opinions. A set of pre-defined linguistic variables parameterized by triangular fuzzy numbers, are used by the group to evaluate the weights of various criteria and the ratings of each alternative web service. As a result, the available alternative web services can be ordered according to group preference. Finally, a numerical example is provided to demonstrate the computational efficiency of the proposed fuzzy TOPSIS method.
Kuo-Ming Chao, Chi-Chun Lo, Ding-Yuan Chen, Chen-Fang Tsai, "Service Selection Based on Fuzzy TOPSIS Method", 2013 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, vol. 00, no. , pp. 367-372, 2010, doi:10.1109/WAINA.2010.117