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Developing Web Services Choreography Standards - The Case of REST vs. SOAP


Michael Zur Muehlen


Stevens Institute of Technology - Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

Jeffrey V. Nickerson


Stevens Institute of Technology - Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

Keith D Swenson


Fujitsu America Inc

July 1, 2005

Decision Support Systems, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp. 9–29, July 2005

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This paper presents a case study of the development of standards in the area of cross-organizational workflows based on web services. We discuss two opposing types of standards: those based on SOAP, with tightly coupled designs similar to remote procedure calls, and those based on REST, with loosely coupled designs similar to the navigating of web links. We illustrate the standardization process, clarify the technical underpinnings of the conflict, and analyze the interests of stakeholders. The decision criteria for each group of stakeholders are discussed. Finally, we present implications for both the workflow and the wider Internet communities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: Workflow, Web services, Choreography, Interoperability, Standards, Process, Integration, REST, SOAP

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Date posted: March 29, 2012 ; Last revised: February 23, 2013

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zur Muehlen, Michael and Nickerson, Jeffrey V. and Swenson, Keith D, Developing Web Services Choreography Standards - The Case of REST vs. SOAP (July 1, 2005). Decision Support Systems, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp. 9–29, July 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2030833

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Michael Zur Muehlen (Contact Author)
Stevens Institute of Technology - Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management ( email )
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States
2012168293 (Phone)
Jeffrey V. Nickerson
Stevens Institute of Technology - Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management ( email )
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Keith D Swenson
Fujitsu America Inc ( email )
1250 E Arques Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
United States
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