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Web Service Conversations and Compositions


Web service is increasingly becoming a leading choice of technology among integration designers to develop enterprise solutions. This preference can be attributed to two key functionalities: web service compositions and web service conversations. Theoretical analysis of current instantiations of web services indicate that support for composing services is stronger, while support of conversations among services is weak. However, it is critical for web services to support long-running conversations among the integrated applications to be a viable solution for enterprise integration. The focus of this research aim is to develop methodologies and tools that allow organizations to achieve fullest potential of web services.

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  1. Chirag N. Rana, Karthikeyan Umapathy. Review of Web Service Specifications for Long-running Conversations. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), Baltimore, MD, USA, November 2014.
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  2. Enrique Caliz, Karthikeyan Umapathy, Arturo J. Sanchez-Ruiz, Sherif A. Elfayoumy. Analyzing Web Service Choreography Specifications Using Colored Petri Nets. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science): Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, ISBN: 9783642206320, May 2011.
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  4. Karthikeyan Umapathy. From Service Conversation Models to WS-CDL. In Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, California, USA, August 2009.
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  6. Xiaocong Fan, Karthikeyan Umapathy, John Yen, Sandeep Purao. Team based Agents for Proactive Failure Handling in Dynamic Composition of Web Services. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), San Diego, USA, November 2004.
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  7. Xiaocong Fan, Karthikeyan Umapathy, John Yen, Sandeep Purao. An Agent-based Approach for Interleaved Composition and Execution of Complex Web Services. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Shanghai, China, November 2004.
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  8. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao, Vijayan Sugumaran. Facilitating Conversations among Web Services as Speech-act based Discourses. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Seattle, USA, December 2003.
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