Service-Oriented Computing: Semantics, Processes, Agents

Service-Oriented Computing: Semantics, Processes, Agents

Author(s): Prof. Munindar P. Singh, Prof. Michael N. Huhns

Published Online: 15 FEB 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470091487

Online ISBN: 9780470091500

DOI: 10.1002/0470091509

About this Book

This comprehensive text explains the principles and practice of Web services and relates all concepts to practical examples and emerging standards.  Its discussions include:

  • Ontologies
  • Semantic web technologies
  • Peer-to-peer service discovery
  • Service selection
  • Web structure and link analysis
  • Distributed transactions
  • Process modelling
  • Consistency management. 

The application of these technologies is clearly explained within the context of planning, negotiation, contracts, compliance, privacy, and network policies. The presentation of the intellectual underpinnings of Web services draws from several key disciplines such as databases, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, and multi-agent systems for techniques and formalisms.  Ideas from these disciplines are united in the context of Web services and service-based applications. 

Featuring an accompanying website and teacher's manual that includes a complete set of transparencies for lectures, copies of open-source software for exercises and working implementations, and resources to conduct course projects, this book makes an excellent graduate textbook.  It will also prove an invaluable reference and training tool for practitioners.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Basics

  2. Part II: Description

  3. Part III: Engagement

  4. Part IV: Collaboration

  5. Part V: Selection

  6. Part VI: Engineering

  7. Part VII: Directions

  8. Part VIII: Appendices

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