Automatic Composition of Web services based on Functional Annotations
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-26
A method is proposed to provide the functional annotation of a Web service in the form of a communicating finite-state machine and to use this functional annotation within an automatic algorithm to compute the composition of Web services. The algorithm searches the space of finite-state machines to select Web services that form a composition, which can be executed to achieve an explicit goal or behavioral specification of a business process.