MDCHeS: Model-Driven Dynamic Composition of Heterogeneous Service


Web Service Composition provides an opportunity for enterprises to increase the ability to adapt themselves to frequent changes in users' requirements by integrating existing services. Our research has focused on proposing a framework to support dynamic composition and to use both SOAP-based and RESTful Web services simultaneously in composite services. In this paper a framework called "Model-driven Dynamic Composition of Heterogeneous Service" (MDCHeS) is introduced. It is elaborated in three different ways; each represents a particular view of the framework: data view, which consists of a Meta model and composition elements as well their relationships; process view, which introduces composition phases and used models in each phase; and component view, which shows an abstract view of the components and their interactions. In order to increase the dynamicity of MDCHeS framework, Model Driven Architecture and proxy based ideas are used.

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S. Farokhi, A. Ghaffari, H. Haghighi and F. Shams, "MDCHeS: Model-Driven Dynamic Composition of Heterogeneous Service," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 5 No. 9A, 2012, pp. 644-660. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2012.529075.

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