Semantic Web Services Monitoring: An OWL-S based Approach

Roman Vaculin and Katia Sycara
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January, 2008.


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Abstract
In this paper we describe mechanisms for execution monitoring of semantic web services, based on OWL-S. The use of semantic descriptions and ontologies is a valuable extension to current SOA conceptualizations. The described mechanisms are implemented as extensions of the OWL-S Virtual Machine that we have previously developed. The OWL-S Virtual Machine is a component that controls the interactions between a client and the web service it uses. The presented extensions are a result of practical requirements that arose in the course of involvement with two projects that utilize OWL-S based semantic web services. In particular, we present an event-based model for monitoring and logging interactions. The interaction trace allows a human or software agent to analyze, replay or debug the execution. Additionally, we describe proposed extensions to current specification in OWL-S for reporting and handling of errors. Finally, we describe extensions to the OWL-S Virtual Machine based on introspection to enable dynamic interactions with process mediators.

Keywords
monitoring, semantic monitoring, OWL-S, semantic web services

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Number of pages: 10

Text Reference
Roman Vaculin and Katia Sycara, "Semantic Web Services Monitoring: An OWL-S based Approach," Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January, 2008.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Vaculin_2008_5922,
   author = "Roman Vaculin and Katia Sycara",
   title = "Semantic Web Services Monitoring: An OWL-S based Approach",
   booktitle = "Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   month = "January",
   year = "2008",
}