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An Overview of the Unified Service Description Language

Charfi, Anis and Schmeling, Benjamin and Novelli, Francesco and Witteborg, Heiko and Kylau, Uwe (2010):
An Overview of the Unified Service Description Language.
In: Proceedings of the 8th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010), In: 8th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010), Ayia Napa, Cyprus, [Online-Edition: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/doi/10.1109/ECOWS.20...],
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Abstract

Existing service description languages focus mainly on the technical aspects of automated services, hence all other types of service — namely human and IT supported — and the business aspects of service provision — pricing for instance — are yet to be adequately addressed. This paper introduces the latest version of the Unified Service Description Language (USDL), a domain-independent service description language aimed at all of the above-mentioned types of service, from both a business and a technical perspective. For the latter is already captured by widely adopted service description standards, such as WSDL and WS-BPEL, USDL does leverage those languages. Apart from aggregating technical information, a service provider can use USDL to describe business-related properties, capabilities and non-functional characteristics, enabling consumers to invoke and use business services and intermediaries to repurpose services. USDL has been developed mainly by SAP Research, which is driving its standardization with other stakeholders. This paper gives an overview of the USDL language and presents an editor to define and serialize USDL service descriptions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2010
Creators: Charfi, Anis and Schmeling, Benjamin and Novelli, Francesco and Witteborg, Heiko and Kylau, Uwe
Title: An Overview of the Unified Service Description Language
Language: English
Abstract:

Existing service description languages focus mainly on the technical aspects of automated services, hence all other types of service — namely human and IT supported — and the business aspects of service provision — pricing for instance — are yet to be adequately addressed. This paper introduces the latest version of the Unified Service Description Language (USDL), a domain-independent service description language aimed at all of the above-mentioned types of service, from both a business and a technical perspective. For the latter is already captured by widely adopted service description standards, such as WSDL and WS-BPEL, USDL does leverage those languages. Apart from aggregating technical information, a service provider can use USDL to describe business-related properties, capabilities and non-functional characteristics, enabling consumers to invoke and use business services and intermediaries to repurpose services. USDL has been developed mainly by SAP Research, which is driving its standardization with other stakeholders. This paper gives an overview of the USDL language and presents an editor to define and serialize USDL service descriptions.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 8th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010)
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science > Software Technology
20 Department of Computer Science
Event Title: 8th IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010)
Event Location: Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 16:11
Official URL: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/doi/10.1109/ECOWS.20...
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