A model-driven approach for composing SAWSDL semantic Web services

Research paper by Fatima-Zahra Belouadha, Hajar Omrana, Ounsa Roudies

Indexed on: 19 Apr '10Published on: 19 Apr '10Published in: Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture


Composing Web services is a convenient means of dealing with complex requests. However, the number of Web services on the Internet is increasing. This explains the growing interest in composing Web services automatically. Nevertheless, the Web services' semantics is necessary for any dynamic composition process. In this article, we present an MDA approach to develop and compose SAWSDL semantic Web services. To model Web services, we use a UML profile which is independent of the description standards. The SAWSDL interface files are generated by using transformation rules. To model the behavior of a composite Web service and generate its executable BPEL file, we use the BPMN notation in a platform of modeling and implementing business process. The main contribution of this work is the easy and extensible solution to a model-driven development of the semantic atomic and composite Web services.