Semi-automated Service Integration in Virtual Organizations

  • 2016-06-14
  • Research

Generating formal machine readable specifications for business processes needed for developing their equivalent software services.


To enhance their business opportunities, organizations involved in many service industries are increasingly active in pursuit of both on-line provision of their business services and collaborating with others. Collaborative Networks(CNs) in service industry sector however face many challenges related to sharing and integration of their collection of provided business services, and their corresponding software services. Therefore the topic of service interoperability is gaining momentum in research, for supporting CNs. The introduced approach contributes to generation of formal machine readable specification for business processes, aimed at providing unambiguous definitions as needed for developing their equivalent software services. The framework further provides a model and an implementation architecture for discovery and composition of shared services, to support semi-automated development of integrated value-added services. Mechanisms are developed for automated selection of most suitable service(s) according to specified service quality aspects. In support of service discovery, a main contribution is the formal representation of services’ behavior, and applying desired service behavior specified by users for automated matchmaking with existing services in the collaboration environment.


Hamideh Afsarmanesh is a professor of Computer Science at the Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, which she has joined in 1990. She is the head of the FCN (Federated Collaborative Networks) section at the Informatics Institute. She has organized and chaired the 15th IFIP/IEEE International conference on Virtual Enterprises, in Amsterdam, in 2014. She has directed research in more than 20 National, European and International externally funded projects. She has co-authored and co-edited more than 15 books and has more than 250 publications. She is a founding member of the PRO-VE series of conferences, has served for 3 years as the chair of the IFIP COVE– Working Group 5.5, and is the elected chair of the GA at the SOCOLNET international association. She is an editorial board member in several international Journals, and has served (2011-2013) as a board member on Global Science and Technology (BGST), at the United States National Academy of Science.


This talk is organized by the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems.


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