This book presents a methodology to model and specify the data aspect of Web services, as it is overlooked by current standards for specifying Web services.
Author: Iman Saleh
This book presents a methodology to model and specify the data aspect of Web services, as it is overlooked by current standards for specifying Web services. The formal specification enables verification of service behavior, and the proposed methodology is based on formal methods and design-by-contract techniques. The Web has evolved from an information sharing medium to a wide-scale environment for sharing capabilities or services. Currently, URLs not only point to documents and images, but are also used to invoke services that potentially change the state of the Web. Major online organizations today, such as Amazon, PayPal and FedEx, provide services for users and consumers. They also allow third-party vendors to resell their services. In both cases, this requires precise and complete specification of service offerings. Several online discussions demonstrate the challenges faced by these organizations and others while describing their data-centric Web services. These challenges surrounding data specification can lead consumers to use a service erroneously. Case studies demonstrate how formal methods, and specifically design-by-contract techniques, can be leveraged to address the lack of formal specification of data when it comes to developing Web applications such as Amazon and PayPal.
Formalizing Data-Centric Web Services. Web-Scale Workflow and Analytics.
Springer, 2015. A. Samuel and J. Weir. Introduction to Engineering: Modelling,
Synthesis and Problem Solving Strategies. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2000. B.
Author: Klaus-Dieter Schewe
This book describes the research of the authors over more than a decade on an end-to-end methodology for the design and development of Web Information Systems (WIS). It covers syntactics, semantics and pragmatics of WIS, introduces sophisticated concepts for conceptual modelling, provides integrated foundations for all these concepts and integrates them into the co-design method for systematic WIS development. WIS, i.e. data-intensive information systems that are realized in a way that arbitrary users can access them via web browsers, constitute a prominent class of information systems, for which acceptance by its a priori unknown users in varying contexts with respect to the presented content, the ease of functionality provided and the attraction of the layout adds novel challenges for modelling, design and development. This book is structured into four parts. Part I, Web Information Systems – General Aspects, gives a general introduction to WIS describing the challenges for their development, and provides a characterization by six decisive aspects: intention, usage, content, functionality, context and presentation. Part II, High-Level WIS Design – Strategic Analysis and Usage Modelling with Storyboarding, introduces methods for high-level design of WIS covering strategic aspects and the storyboarding method, which is discussed from syntactic, semantic and pragmatic perspectives. Part III, Conceptual WIS Design – Rigorous Modelling of Web Information Systems and their Layout with Web Interaction Types and Screenography, continues with conceptual design of WIS including layout and playout. This introduces the decisive web interaction types, the screenography method and adaptation aspects. The final Part IV, Rationale of the Co-Design Methodology and Systematic Development of Web Information Systems, describes the co-design method for WIS development and its application for the systematic engineering of systems. The book addresses the research community, and at the same time can be used for education of graduate students and as methodological support for professional WIS developers. For the WIS research community it provides methods for WIS modelling on all levels of abstraction including theoretical foundations and inference mechanisms as well as a sophisticated end-to-end methodology for systematic WIS engineering from requirements elicitation over conceptual modelling to aspects of implementation, layout and playout. For students and professional developers the book can be used as a whole for educational courses on WIS design and development, as well as for more specific courses on conceptual modelling of WIS, WIS foundations and reasoning, co-design and WIS engineering or WIS layout and playout development.
Semantic Annotations and Querying of Web Data Sources Thomas Hornung1
and Wolfgang May2 1 Institut f ̈ur ... that are partly human-oriented via Web
forms (“Deep Web”), and partly based on Web Services (only machine accessible
Author: Robert Meersman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This two-volume set LNCS 5870/5871 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the four confederated international conferences on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2009), Distributed Objects and Applications (DOA 2009), Information Security (IS 2009), and Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2009), held as OTM 2009 in Vilamoura, Portugal, in November 2009. The 83 revised full papers presented together with 4 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 234 submissions. Corresponding to the four OTM 2009 main conferences CoopIS, DOA, IS, and ODBASE the papers are organized in topical sections on workflow; process models; ontology challenges; network complexity; modeling cooperation; information complexity; infrastructure; information; aspect-oriented approaches for distributed middleware; distributed algorithms and communication protocols; distributed infrastructures for cluster and Grid computing; object-based, component-based, resource-oriented, event-oriented, and service-oriented middleware; peer-to-peer and centralized infrastructures; performance analysis of distributed computing systems; reliability, fault tolerance, quality of service, and real time support; self* properties in distributed middleware; software engineering for distributed middleware systems; security and privacy in a connected world; ubiquitous and pervasive computing; information systems security; privacy and authentication; security policies and verification; managing ontologies; using ontologies; event processing; dealing with heterogeneity; building knowledge bases; and XML and XML schema.
Decidability and Complexity of Simulation Preorder for Data-Centric Web
Services Lakhdar Akroun1, Boualem Benatallah2, ... Indeed, simulation preorder
enables to formalize the idea that a given service is able to faithfully reproduce
Author: Xavier Franch
This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2014, held in Paris, France, in November 2014. The 25 full and 26 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 180 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on business process management; service composition and discovery; service design, description and evolution; cloud and business service management; ensuring composition properties; quality of service; semantic web services; service management; cloud service management; business service management; trust; service design and description.
(1) these information systems expose similar functionality (2) the services
exposed by these information systems have ... They formalized the interaction
between these two domains in terms of overlapping concepts used in annotation
of input and output parameter of relevant Web services. ...  suggested a
method for analyzing information diffusion between categories of data-centric
Author: Athman Bouguettaya
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Web services and Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) have become thriving areas of academic research, joint university/industry research projects, and novel IT products on the market. SOC is the computing paradigm that uses Web services as building blocks for the engineering of composite, distributed applications out of the reusable application logic encapsulated by Web services. Web services could be considered the best-known and most standardized technology in use today for distributed computing over the Internet. This book is the second installment of a two-book collection covering the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and practical aspects of Web services and SOC research and deployments. Advanced Web Services specifically focuses on advanced topics of Web services and SOC and covers topics including Web services transactions, security and trust, Web service management, real-world case studies, and novel perspectives and future directions. The editors present foundational topics in the first book of the collection, Web Services Foundations (Springer, 2013). Together, both books comprise approximately 1400 pages and are the result of an enormous community effort that involved more than 100 authors, comprising the world’s leading experts in this field.
This results in a web service centered view of security . ... However , they are less
suited to formulate the security needs of a customer , i . e . to formalize how web
services have to deal with ... In contrast , information flow control ( 17 , 32 , 16 )
relies on the idea of modeling confidentiality of data as restrictions on the flow of
Category: Computer security
I With the Semantic Web relying on ontologies to establish online machine -
interpretable information , the Internet is ... Karma2 : provenance management for
data - driven workflows . , International Journal of Web Services Research , 2008
, 5 , 2 , 1 - 22 . ... The goal of the article is to substantiate the theoretical
assumptions , formulate the innovative concept of MkIS and to formalize it by
presenting MKIS ...
Category: Information science
The article focuses on the modelling and verification of composed web services
described by BPEL standard using the Event-B method. The static and dynamic
parts of BPEL are formalised by Event-B, and formal refinement is used to ...
Author: Abdelkader Hameurlain
The LNCS journal Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems focuses on data management, knowledge discovery, and knowledge processing, which are core and hot topics in computer science. Since the 1990s, the Internet has become the main driving force behind application development in all domains. An increase in the demand for resource sharing across different sites connected through networks has led to an evolution of data- and knowledge-management systems from centralized systems to decentralized systems enabling large-scale distributed applications providing high scalability. Current decentralized systems still focus on data and knowledge as their main resource. Feasibility of these systems relies basically on P2P (peer-to-peer) techniques and the support of agent systems with scaling and decentralized control. Synergy between grids, P2P systems, and agent technologies is the key to data-and knowledge-centered systems in large-scale environments. This, the 10th issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems, contains seven full papers chosen following two additional rounds of reviewing from revised and extended versions of a selection of papers presented at DEXA 2012. Topics covered include formal modelling and verification of web services, incremental computation of skyline queries, the implication problem for XML keys, lossless data compression, declarative view selection methods, time awareness in recommender systems, and network data mining.
Recently , enabling technologies and businesscentered design methodologies
have addressed the shortcomings of contemporary e - tourism systems ...
Semantics provide an agreed understanding of data between and among Web
Category: Information technology
NOTE The fact that client-side validations should not be trusted as final data
validations doesn't mean we should not use and implement them. ... Other
validations are specifically dependent on the business logic of the application
and should be formalized for the specific application. ... These validations provide
an important service to the enduser—quick and immediate feedback—and
should (continued) ...
Author: Arie Geller
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Develop Robust Modern Web Applications with Oracle Application Express. Covers APEX 5.1. Easily create data-reliant web applications that are reliable, scalable, dynamic, responsive, and secure using the detailed information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Oracle Application Express (APEX): Build Powerful Data-Centric Web Apps with APEX features step-by-step application development techniques, real-world coding examples, and best practices. You will find out how to work with the App Builder and Page Designer, use APEX themes (responsive and mobile included), templates and wizards, and design and deploy custom web apps. New and updated features in APEX 5.0/5.1 are thoroughly covered and explained. • Understand APEX concepts and programming fundamentals • Plan and control the development cycle, using HLD techniques • Use APEX themes and templates, including Universal Theme • Use APEX wizards to rapidly build forms and reports on database tables • Build modern, dynamic, and interactive user interface using the Page Designer • Increase user experience using Dynamic Actions (Ajax included) • Build and utilize the new APEX 5.1 Interactive Grid • Implement App Logic with APEX computations, validations, and processes • Use (automatic) built-in and manual DML to manipulate your data • Handle security at browser, application, and database levels • Successfully deploy the developed APEX apps
Analyzing and Designing Documents for Business Informatics & Web Services
Robert J. Glushko, Tim McGrath. In its early ... Databases and query languages
formalized data storage , and communication protocols led to widely accepted
data communication . ... These structures and disciplines are what Document
Engineering is about , and the document - centric view is where this book is
leading us .
Author: Robert J. Glushko
Publisher: Mit Press
Category: Business & Economics
Analysis and design methods for document exchanges that combine and interconnect business processes and services on the Internet.
Use case approach ( 5 ) , originally proposed by Jacobson and colleagues ,
utilizes a scenariodriven mechanism and has been extensively ... Capturing the
essential scheme underlying of each web page , this formalization clarifies the
navigation flow and enables automatic ... The back - end tier exhibits another
MVC model : service component exposes the back - end to the front - tier ; EJB -
related [ 7 ] ... Web system architecture - model ; and the database acts as the
data storage 264.
In the COMPSAC tradition, the proceedings spans a broad and diverse range of both technical and non-technical topics, from basic methodology and software process design to such practical concerns as liability, risk and insurance issues.
... simulation, optimisation and control in engineering, computer logical models
and Web-Internet applied systems. ... will offer workflow services among other
services . ... The main function of a data - centric workflow process is to route the
data ( e . g . , design document ) around so that ... also process centric ( instead of
data - centric ) in the sense that workflow processes formalize and enforce
Author: Daniel M. Dubois
Category: Company management
"This book addresses various aspects of building secure E-Government architectures and services; it presents views of experts from academia, policy and the industry to conclude that secure E-Government web services can be deployed in an ...
Author: Mitrakas, Andreas
Publisher: IGI Global
"This book addresses various aspects of building secure E-Government architectures and services; it presents views of experts from academia, policy and the industry to conclude that secure E-Government web services can be deployed in an application-centric, interoperable way. It addresses the narrow yet promising area of web services and sheds new light on this innovative area of applications"--Provided by publisher.
... are popular in higher education institutions , where knowledge delivery
systems are perceived as course - centric . ... New features usually include
advanced integrated authoring tools and a knowledge management / enterprise
database system technology for data management . ... of delivery is not well
suited for implicit ( not formalised ) knowledge ( such as experiential skills , social
knowledge , etc. ) ...
Category: Semantic Web
Preparing, Architecting, and Implementing Service-centric Data Centers Jason
Carolan, Scott Radeztsky, Paul Strong, Ed Turner ... Performance and scaling
attributes and dependencies of the service , for example : • The web tier scales
though replication , and the load is ... In short , creating the description of the
service is the formalization of what are today typically ad hoc processes within
data centers .
Author: Jason Carolan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
The N1 Grid is Sun's vision, strategy, and architecture--and a set of products--that redefine the nature of data center computing. The N1 Grid architecture uses the network, physically and logically, as its fundamental organizing principle. This book enables the reader to implement service-centric data center solutions through the use of N1 Grid-based principles and architectures, which are more efficient and flexible. It opens with an overview of how this approach evolved and then takes the reader through the process of preparing, architecting, and implementing N1 Grid-based solutions.
dimension of the data , and ( iii ) developing new monotonic composite interest
measures and scalable algorithms . ... In an effort to enhance IR on the Internet ,
a prototype of a topic - oriented search agent , SAOA - 1 , was developed to use
embedded ... software for smart homes using a Java framework called Open
Service Gateway Initiative ( OSGi ) . ... discover property violations in these
applications through model checking , with relatively small efforts to formalize the
Category: Dissertations, Academic
In recent years, the science of managing and analyzing large datasets has emerged as a critical area of research.
Author: Wang, John
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Technology & Engineering
In recent years, the science of managing and analyzing large datasets has emerged as a critical area of research. In the race to answer vital questions and make knowledgeable decisions, impressive amounts of data are now being generated at a rapid pace, increasing the opportunities and challenges associated with the ability to effectively analyze this data.
Geospatial capabilities are entering the mainstream of information technology
and spatial data infrastructures (SDI's) are being ... standards and putting service
oriented architectures in place to achieve distributed, data-centric, net-centric
operations. ... the current state, future potential and implementation requirements
for a semantically enabled geospatial web. ... which are best suited for certain
types of uses and identifies further research and work to formalize geospatial
Author: Leo Orbst
Publisher: IOS Press
Featuring chapters by selected contributors to the second international Ontology for the Intelligence Community (OIC) conference, this book offers a partial technology roadmap for decision makers in the field of information integration, sharing and situational awareness in the use of ontologies and semantic technologies for intelligence.
We present WS - CatalogNet : a Web services based data sharing middleware
infrastructure whose aims is to enhance the ... Given the highly dynamic and
distributed nature of e - catalogs , novel techniques involving peer - to - peer
centric categorization and ... We formalize relevant e - catalog selection as a new
instance of the query rewriting problem ( 1 ) , where a query Q over a community
C is ...
Author: Microsoft Research
Category: Database management