Reconciling Protocol Mismatches of Web Services by Using Mediators

8 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2009

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Xitong Li

HEC Paris - Information Systems and Operations Management

Yushun Fan

Tsinghua University

Stuart Madnick

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Quan Z. Sheng

University of Adelaide

Date Written: March 9, 2009

Abstract

In the era of Global Services, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been gaining momentum for building Web-based information systems. Service composition is one of the key objectives for adopting SOA. Unfortunately, Web services are not always exactly compatible and it is a non-trivial task to address the mismatches between them. To this end, an approach based on mediator patterns is proposed to develop mediators for reconciling protocol mismatches of partially compatible services and mediating them together. A heuristic technique is developed for identifying protocol mismatches and selecting appropriate patterns. The main steps of the reconciliation approach are presented.

Keywords: Service Oriented Architecture

Suggested Citation

Li, Xitong and Fan, Yushun and Madnick, Stuart E. and Sheng, Quan Z., Reconciling Protocol Mismatches of Web Services by Using Mediators (March 9, 2009). MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4728-09 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1356154 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1356154

Xitong Li (Contact Author)

HEC Paris - Information Systems and Operations Management ( email )

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Yushun Fan

Tsinghua University ( email )

Beijing, 100084
China

Stuart E. Madnick

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

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Quan Z. Sheng

University of Adelaide ( email )

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Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Australia

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