A colored Petri net-based model for web service composition

Research paper by Zhao-li Zhang, Fan Hong, Hai-jun Xiao

Indexed on: 24 Oct '08Published on: 24 Oct '08Published in: Journal of Shanghai University (English Edition)


In this paper, a model based colored Petri net (CPN) to provide semantic support for web service composition is proposed, and the reliability and maintainability of composite services are improved. The composite constructs in the model are sequence, concurrent, choice, loop and replace. The web service is formally defined by a CPN. A closed composing algebra is defined to obtain a framework which enables declarative composition of web services. Availability, confidentiality, and integrity of composite service are analyzed within the framework of the model based CPN.