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Issue No.01 - Jan.-March (2012 vol.5)
pp: 72-85
Christian Gierds , Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin
Arjan J. Mooij , Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven
Karsten Wolf , Universität Rostock, Rostock
Service-oriented computing aims to create complex systems by composing less-complex systems, called services. Since services can be developed independently, the integration of services requires an adaptation mechanism for bridging any incompatibilities. Behavioral adapters aim to adjust the communication between some services to be composed in order to establish proper interaction between them. We present a novel approach for specifying such adapters, based on domain-specific transformation rules that reflect the elementary operations that adapters can perform. We also present a novel way to synthesize complex adapters that adhere to these rules, viz., by consistently separating data and control, and by using existing controller-synthesis algorithms. Our approach has been implemented, and we discuss some example applications, including real business processes in WS-BPEL.
Services composition, web services interoperability, service integration.
Christian Gierds, Arjan J. Mooij, Karsten Wolf, "Reducing Adapter Synthesis to Controller Synthesis", IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, vol.5, no. 1, pp. 72-85, Jan.-March 2012, doi:10.1109/TSC.2010.57
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