ZUNINO SUAREZ Alejandro Octavio
A survey of approaches to Web Service discovery in Service-Oriented Architectures (Indexed SCI, IF JCR2011=0.875)
CRASSO, M.; ZUNINO, A.; CAMPO, M.
JOURNAL OF DATABASE MANAGEMENT
Año: 2011 vol. 22 p. 102 - 132
Discovering services acquires importance as Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) becomes a massively adopted paradigm. Recently, SOC most popular materialization, namely Web Services technologies, have originated different challenges related to service discovery and, in turn, many discovery approaches have been proposed. As these approaches are very different from each other, one solution may be inherently better than another according to certain requirements. In consequence, choosing a service discovery system is a hard task. To alleviate this task, this paper proposes eight criteria, based on the requirements for discovering services within common service-oriented environments, allowing the characterization of discovery systems. These criteria cover functional and non-functional aspects of approaches to service discovery. The results of the characterization of 22 contemporary approaches and potential research directions for the area are also shown.