INTEGRATION ARCHITECTURES BASED ON SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES: FAD OR MODEL FOR THE FUTURE? - Findings of a Comprehensive SWOT Analysis

Daniel Bachlechner

Abstract

Web services brought about a revolution by taking a remarkable step toward seamless integration of distributed software components. The importance of Web services as a cornerstone of service-oriented integration architectures is recognized and widely accepted by experts from industry and academia. Current Web service technology, however, operates at the syntactic level and, hence, requires human interaction to a large extent. Semantic Web services pledge the automation of core Web service tasks, such as discovery, selection, composition, and execution, thus enabling interoperation between systems and keeping human intervention to a minimum. Within the scope of this work, we discuss the capabilities of integration architectures based on Semantic Web services as well as relevant environmental factors. The discourse is based on the findings of a SWOT analysis that was conducted in early 2007. In order to best assess the relevance and applicability of integration architectures based on Semantic Web services in an organisational context, particular importance was attached to differences in the viewpoints of practitioners and researchers.

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Bachlechner D. (2008). INTEGRATION ARCHITECTURES BASED ON SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES: FAD OR MODEL FOR THE FUTURE? - Findings of a Comprehensive SWOT Analysis . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-39-5, pages 45-52. DOI: 10.5220/0001718200450052


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@conference{iceis08,
author={Daniel Bachlechner},
title={INTEGRATION ARCHITECTURES BASED ON SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES: FAD OR MODEL FOR THE FUTURE? - Findings of a Comprehensive SWOT Analysis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={45-52},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001718200450052},
isbn={978-989-8111-39-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - INTEGRATION ARCHITECTURES BASED ON SEMANTIC WEB SERVICES: FAD OR MODEL FOR THE FUTURE? - Findings of a Comprehensive SWOT Analysis
SN - 978-989-8111-39-5
AU - Bachlechner D.
PY - 2008
SP - 45
EP - 52
DO - 10.5220/0001718200450052