Georgia M. Kapitsaki


Web Service reuse is embraced both by the industry and the academia. Especially in the field of context-awareness, where Web Services are usually employed as building blocks for larger applications, the existence of adequate service descriptions is vital. The semantic Web technologies have assisted in providing richer descriptions of resources However, elaborated constructs that allow the potential user to understand the behaviour and relation of the Web Service to context information are missing. In the current paper context-related information that should form part of the service description is presented in three categories: context dependencies, context offering and context special handling. The categories are analyzed to their ingredient elements and incorporated in service descriptions as en extension to the OWL-S ontology for Web Services demonstrating the preliminary use of the proposed approach.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

M. Kapitsaki G. (2012). ENHANCING WEB SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS WITH CONTEXT FUNCTIONS . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-08-2, pages 213-218. DOI: 10.5220/0003961102130218

in Bibtex Style

author={Georgia M. Kapitsaki},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
SN - 978-989-8565-08-2
AU - M. Kapitsaki G.
PY - 2012
SP - 213
EP - 218
DO - 10.5220/0003961102130218