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Manolakos, Elias S. and Demetris G. Galatopoullos. "Service-Oriented Architectures for Pervasive Computing." Handbook of Research on P2P and Grid Systems for Service-Oriented Computing: Models, Methodologies and Applications. IGI Global, 2010. 147-174. Web. 18 Apr. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-61520-686-5.ch007

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Manolakos, E. S., & Galatopoullos, D. G. (2010). Service-Oriented Architectures for Pervasive Computing. In N. Antonopoulos, G. Exarchakos, M. Li, & A. Liotta (Eds.) Handbook of Research on P2P and Grid Systems for Service-Oriented Computing: Models, Methodologies and Applications (pp. 147-174). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-61520-686-5.ch007

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Manolakos, Elias S. and Demetris G. Galatopoullos. "Service-Oriented Architectures for Pervasive Computing." In Handbook of Research on P2P and Grid Systems for Service-Oriented Computing: Models, Methodologies and Applications, ed. Nick Antonopoulos, Georgios Exarchakos, Maozhen Li and Antonio Liotta, 147-174 (2010), accessed April 18, 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-61520-686-5.ch007

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Abstract

The vision of pervasive computing is to create and manage computational spaces where large numbers of heterogeneous devices collaborate transparently to serve the user tasks all the time, anywhere. The original utility of a computer is now changing from a stand-alone tool that runs software applications to an environment-aware, context-aware tool that can enhance the user experience by executing services and carrying out his/her tasks in an efficient manner. However, the heterogeneity of devices and the user’s mobility are among the many issues that make developing pervasive computing applications a very challenging task. A solution to the programmability of pervasive spaces is adopting the service-oriented architecture (SOA) paradigm. In the SOA model, device capabilities are exposed as software services thus providing the programmer with a convenient abstraction level that can help to deal with the dynamicity of pervasive spaces. In this chapter the authors review the state of the art in SOA-based pervasive computing, identify existing open problems, and contribute ideas for future research.
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Introduction

Although at times we may not realize it, networked devices of varying computational power are everywhere around us and heavily involved in our daily lives. From embedded sensors in the foundations of a bridge that communicate data about its structural integrity, to set-top boxes and game consoles providing entertainment at home, to large-scale servers offering access to specialized services over the Internet, the vision of pervasive computing as narrated by Mark Weiser (1991) is in fact becoming a reality. Distributed computing can now reach a wide-range of heterogeneous devices that may disappear in the background while still offering their capabilities as services through the network “all the time, everywhere” (Saha & Mukherjee, 2003; Satyanarayanan, 2001).

Pervasive computing is a multidisciplinary field that evolved from distributed and mobile computing (da Costa, Yamin, & Geyer, 2008; Saha et al., 2003). It differs from traditional computing in terms of how the computational devices are perceived and utilized in applications. We live in an era where computing gradually moves from stand-alone software programs running on a single machine to orchestrated composite services running across distributed interconnected cyberspaces. A pervasive environment evolves from a virtual environment of interconnected computers into a collaborative information-rich physical space. The diverse and distributed services that devices immersed in a pervasive environment offer to the developer of pervasive applications or to the end-user are called pervasive services. Pervasive devices become an integral part of a pervasive environment and unlike traditional computers they collectively offer location and context awareness as core services to user applications in a seamless and continuous manner (Gupta, Lee, Purakayastha, & Srimani, 2001; Saha et al., 2003). Pervasive computing principles have already been utilized in several application domains such as smart homes, where intelligent appliances may expose their capabilities as services and can be combined with sensors to provide a comfortable, safe or rehabilitative living environment. Another example is the smart cars that promise an enhanced driving experience for a safer and more enjoyable ride. Health care, manufacturing, and social networks are also areas where pervasive computing is currently exploited.

Since pervasive computing evolved from distributed and subsequently mobile computing, it is only natural that it inherited a set of their problems (da Costa et al., 2008). Developing software applications that engage pervasive devices is not easy and requires new application development paradigms. The high degrees of device heterogeneity and dynamicity call for device interoperability models and protocols. Moreover, current standard Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) are not suitable for developing pervasive applications (Helal, 2005). This is largely due to the fact that using pervasive devices introduces a set of unique issues not present in traditional software development, such as the integration of large numbers of heterogeneous entities, ubiquitous connectivity etc., that so far are only performed at small scale and in an ad-hoc manner. These difficulties generate the need for new middleware technologies and software engineering methodologies that will allow developers to integrate available devices from a pervasive-enabled space into their applications easily and at a large scale without the need of using a specialized API for each new device type. Middleware is generally defined as a set of services that lie between the application layer and the connectivity layer (Vinoski, 2002). The middleware layer hides the complexity details of the lower layers so that developers can implement portable and interoperable applications. Middleware does not deal with the underlying hardware of the device it is executing on, something that the Operating Systems (OS) does, but it rather mediates between software layers. In Pervasive computing, middleware architectures provide a set of core services that hide the heterogeneity of devices in ambient environments and enable their services to be exposed at the application layer (Saha et al., 2003). Examples of these services include service discovery and execution, context-awareness, trust and security and semantic matching. Currently middleware technologies such as the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) (Presser et al., 2008) and the Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) (OSGi Alliance, 2008; Marples & Kriens, 2001) contribute towards this objective but only at the local area network level.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Omer F. Rana
Preface
Nick Antonopoulos, Georgios Exarchakos, Maozhen Li, Antonio Liotta
Chapter 1
Danny Hughes, Geof Coulson, James Walkerdine
Peer-to-peer file sharing has become popular for many kinds of resource location and distribution applications including file sharing, distributed... Sample PDF
A Survey of Peer-to-Peer Architectures for Service Oriented Computing
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Chapter 2
Heba Kurdi, Maozhen Li, H. S. Al-Raweshidy
Advances in Grid computing are stimulating the emergence of novel types of Grids. Accessible Grids, manageable Grids, interactive Grids and personal... Sample PDF
Taxonomy of Grid Systems
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Chapter 3
Lu Liu, Duncan Russell, Jie Xu
Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks attract attentions worldwide with their great success in file sharing networks (e.g., Napster, Gnutella, BitTorrent, and... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Search Techniques for Service-Oriented Computing
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Chapter 4
Carlos Abalde, Víctor M. Gulías, Javier París
Much recent work on building scalable peer-to-peer (P2P) systems has focused on distributed hash tables (DHTs), which have become in a powerful... Sample PDF
A Survey of Efficient Resource Discovery Techniques on DHTs
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Chapter 5
Amitava Biswas, Suneil Mohan, Rabi Mahapatra
Searching is likely to be the next most important service on the Internet after communication. At present centralized Internet search engines can... Sample PDF
Semantic Technologies for Distributed Search P2P Networks
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Chapter 6
Tran Vu Pham, Lydia M.S. Lau, Peter M Dew
Supporting global scientific collaborations are becoming more important due to the increasing complexity of modern scientific problems as well as... Sample PDF
Grid, P2P and SOA Orchestration: An Integrated Application Architecture for Scientific Collaborations
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Chapter 7
Elias S. Manolakos, Demetris G. Galatopoullos
The vision of pervasive computing is to create and manage computational spaces where large numbers of heterogeneous devices collaborate... Sample PDF
Service-Oriented Architectures for Pervasive Computing
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Chapter 8
Farag Azzedin, Mohamed Eltoweissy, Salman Ahmad Khwaja
The P2P computing is one of the technologies that is having a significant impact on the way Internet-scale systems are built. It is well established... Sample PDF
Overview of Service Oriented Architecture for Resource Management in P2P Systems
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Chapter 9
Carlos Kamienski, Ramide Dantas, Djamel Sadok, Börje Ohlman
The authors use P2P communications for building a powerful service oriented architecture capable of orchestrating advanced services. Underlying... Sample PDF
Managing the Future Internet: Services, Policies and Peers
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Chapter 10
P2P Network Management  (pages 226-244)
Chunsheng Ni, Jilong Wang
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology has been widely applied in Internet application systems, especially in sharing large video files among multiple user... Sample PDF
P2P Network Management
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Chapter 11
Carmelo Ragusa
Over the past years we have witnessed a shift in the market towards service orientation. Companies in the coming service market need to be extremely... Sample PDF
Business Grids, Infrastructuring the Future of ICT
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Chapter 12
Eddy Caron, Frédéric Desprez, Franck Petit, Cédric Tedeschi
Within distributed computing platforms, some computing abilities (or services) are offered to clients. To build dynamic applications using such... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Service Discovery for Grid Computing
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Chapter 13
Jochen Furthmüller, Oliver P. Waldhorst
Grid computing offers exciting possibilities for mobile consumer devices. The sharing of resources makes new, demanding applications feasible and... Sample PDF
Survey on Grid Computing on Mobile Consumer Devices
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Chapter 14
Moisés R.N. Ribeiro, Marconi P. Fardin, Helio Waldman
The data transport structure of the modern networks is moving toward a model of high-speed packet/frame/timeslot capable... Sample PDF
P2P in Scalable Cross-Layer Control Planes of Next Generation Networks
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Chapter 15
George V. Popescu
Recently a new category of communication network paradigms has emerged: overlay networks for content distribution and group communication... Sample PDF
Distributed Indexing Networks for Efficient Large-Scale Group Communication
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Chapter 16
Chunjiang Zhao, Junwei Cao, Huarui Wu, Weiwei Chen
The data grid integrates wide-area autonomous data sources and provides users with a unified data query and processing infrastructure. Adaptive data... Sample PDF
Adaptive Query Processing in Data Grids
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Chapter 17
Ryota Egashira, Akihiro Enomoto, Tatsuya Suda
In Service-Oriented Computing, service providers publish their services by deploying service components which implement those services into a... Sample PDF
Distributed and Adaptive Service Discovery Using Preference
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Chapter 18
Mohammed Hawa
Cooperation incentives have been proposed as an effective solution to various problems that plague Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Computational Grid systems... Sample PDF
Cooperation Incentives: Issues and Design Strategies
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Chapter 19
Liangxiu Han
This chapter identifies challenges and requirements for resource sharing to support high performance distributed Service-Oriented Computing (SOC)... Sample PDF
Exploiting P2P and Grid Computing Technologies for Resource Sharing to Support High Performance Distributed System
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Marco A.S. Netto, Rajkumar Buyya
One of the promises of Grid Computing is to enable the execution of applications across multiple sites. Several multi-site applications require... Sample PDF
Resource Co-Allocation in Grid Computing Environments
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Chapter 21
Daniel M. Batista, Nelson L.S. da Fonseca
The fluctuation in resource availability, as well as the uncertainties in relation to requirements for applications, call for the implementation of... Sample PDF
Self-Adjustment for Service Provisioning in Grids
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Ziliang Zong, Xiaojun Ruan, Adam Manzanares, Kiranmai Bellam, Xiao Qin
High performance Grid platforms and parallel computing technologies are experiencing their golden age because of the convergence of four critical... Sample PDF
Improving Energy-Efficiency of Computational Grids via Scheduling
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Chapter 23
Bart De Vleeschauwer, Filip De Turck, Bart Dhoedt, Piet Demeester
This chapter discusses the use of peer-to-peer overlay networks to route around failures and congestion points in the Internet. The motivation for... Sample PDF
Dynamic Overlay Networks for Robust and Scalable Routing
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Chapter 24
Florin Pop
This chapter presents a fault tolerant framework for the applications scheduling in large scale distributed systems (LSDS). Due to the specific... Sample PDF
A Fault Tolerant Decentralized Scheduling in Large Scale Distributed Systems
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Vassilios V. Dimakopoulos, Spiridoula Margariti, Mirto Ntetsika, Evaggelia Pitoura
Maintaining multiple copies of data items is a commonly used mechanism for improving the performance and fault-tolerance of any distributed system.... Sample PDF
Data Replication in P2P Systems
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Chapter 26
Anwitaman Datta, Di Wu, Liu Xin, Adam Wierzbicki
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) storage systems leverage the combined storage capacity of a network of storage devices (peers) contributed typically by... Sample PDF
Maintaining Redundancy in Peer-to-Peer Storage Systems
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Chapter 27
Dimka Karastoyanova, Frank Leymann
The current trend in Service Oriented Computing (SOC) is to enable support for new delivery models of software and applications. These endeavours... Sample PDF
Making Scientific Applications on the Grid Reliable Through Flexibility Approaches Borrowed from Service Compositions
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Chapter 28
Ciprian Dobre
The field of modeling and simulation was long seen as a viable alternative to develop new algorithms and technologies and to enable the development... Sample PDF
A General Framework for the Modeling and Simulation of Grid and P2P Systems
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Chapter 29
Bin Li, Lee Gillam
Grid computing continues to hold promise for the high-availability of a wide range of computational systems and techniques. It is suggested that... Sample PDF
Grid Service Level Agreements Using Financial Risk Analysis Techniques
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Chapter 30
Lican Huang
The currently two types of main P2P technologies–unstructured and structured approaches do not care about the semantic meaning of the nodes. They do... Sample PDF
Virtual Hierarchical Tree Grid Organizations (VIRGO)
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Chapter 31
Simon Miles, Nir Oren, Michael Luck, Sanjay Modgil, Felipe Meneguzzi, Nora Faci, Camden Holt, Gary Vickers
Electronic contracts mirror the paper versions exchanged between businesses today, and offer the possibility of dynamic, automatic creation and... Sample PDF
Electronic Business Contracts Between Services
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Chapter 32
Adam Wierzbicki, Tomasz Kaszuba, Radoslaw Nielek
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Grid systems serve whole communities of users, and are thus good examples of information systems that should realize social... Sample PDF
Trust and Fairness Management in P2P and Grid Systems
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Chapter 33
Karaoglanoglou Konstantinos, Helen Karatza
The significance of efficient security mechanisms in P2P and Grid systems is unquestionable, since security is considered to be a quality of service... Sample PDF
Trust Calculation and Management in P2P and Grid Systems
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Chapter 34
Rehab Alnemr, Matthias Quasthoff, Christoph Meinel
Business often develop proprietary reputation systems for their community, with the side effect of locking users into that service if they wish to... Sample PDF
Taking Trust Management to the Next Level
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Chapter 35
Hoon Wei Lim
Public key infrastructure (PKI) is presently deployed in most grid implementations. Existing PKI-based grid systems make extensive use of public key... Sample PDF
Designing Grid Security Infrastructures Using Identity-Based Cryptography
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Chapter 36
Guillaume Pierre, Steen Maarten van
Many large-scale distributed applications rely on collaboration, where unrelated users or organizations share their resources for everyone’s... Sample PDF
Enforcing Fairness in Asynchronous Collaborative Environments
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Chapter 37
G. Marchetto, M. Papa Manzillo, L. Torrero, L. Ciminiera, F. Risso
The idea of sharing resources across the network has become very popular during the last few years, leading to a diversified scenario in which... Sample PDF
Service Providers Indexing Using P2P Systems
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Chapter 38
Aldo Campi, Franco Callegati
This chapter advocates migrating sufficient functionality into the network as to allow direct support to grid computing services. This approach is... Sample PDF
SIP Protocol for Supporting Grid Computing
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Chapter 39
Matthew Adigun, Johnson Iyilade, Klaas Kabini
The service-oriented computing paradigm is based on the assumption that existing services can be put together in order to obtain new composite... Sample PDF
Agent-Based Infrastructure for Dynamic Composition of Grid Services
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Chapter 40
Antonio Manzalini, Roberto Minerva, Corrado Moiso
This chapter describes motivations and characteristics of a novel service platform based on P2P technology for delivering Telecommunication and ICT... Sample PDF
Exploiting P2P Solutions in Telecommunication Service Delivery Platforms
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Chapter 41
Malohat Ibrohimovna, Sonia Heemstra de Groot
A personal network (PN) is a network of a user’s personal devices and services, cooperating with each other independently of their geographical... Sample PDF
Fednets: P2P Cooperation of Personal Networks Access Control and Management Framework
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Chapter 42
Paul Grace, Danny Hughes, Geoff Coulson, Gordon S. Blair, Barry Porter, Francois Taiani
Grid computing is becoming increasingly pervasive; sensor networks and mobile devices are now connected with traditional Grid infrastructure to form... Sample PDF
Overlay-Based Middleware for the Pervasive Grid
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Chapter 43
A. R. Razavi, P. Krause, S. Moschoyiannis
Current research and development in ICT has opened new opportunities and threats for both large corporations and SMEs alike. Many SMEs see the new... Sample PDF
Digital Ecosystems: Challenges and Proposed Solutions
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Juan Pedro Muñoz-Gea, Josemaria Malgosa-Sanahuja, Pedro Jose Piñero-Escuer, Joan García-Haro
Thanks to the technological development, the production of multimedia content is no longer restricted to content providers. End-users communities... Sample PDF
Providing VoD Services in Community Networks Using P2P Technology
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Chapter 45
Dana Petcu, Georgiana Macariu, Alexandru Cârstea, Marc Frîncu
Service-oriented computing is an interesting paradigm not only for building business applications but also for scientific applications requiring a... Sample PDF
Service-Oriented Symbolic Computations
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Chapter 46
Corinna Schmitt, Georg Carle
Today the researchers want to collect as much data as possible from different locations for monitoring reasons. In this context large-scale wireless... Sample PDF
Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks
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Key Terms in this Chapter

Service Composition: A methodology for combining simple (atomic) services into more complex (composite) services.

Peer-to-Peer Overlay Networks: “Peer-to-peer overlay systems go beyond services offered by client-server systems by having symmetry in roles where a client may also be a server. It allows access to its resources by other systems and supports resource sharing, which requires fault-tolerance, self-organization, and massive scalability properties. Unlike Grid systems, P2P overlay networks do not arise from the collaboration between established and connected groups of systems and without a more reliable set of resources to share”, as defined in Lua et al. (2005).

Pervasive Connectivity: The ability to provide network connectivity while dealing seamlessly with firewall traversals, network address translators, mobility (IP changes) and the issues of service-level naming and addressing.

Service discovery: “Service discovery protocols are network protocols which allow automatic detection of devices and services offered by these devices on a computer network”, as defined in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_discovery).

Pervasive Computing: “Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. In the course of ordinary activities, someone “using” ubiquitous computing engages many computational devices and systems simultaneously, and may not necessarily even be aware that they are doing so”, as defined in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubiquitous_computing)

OSGi: “The OSGi Alliance (formerly known as the Open Services Gateway initiative, now an obsolete name) is an open standards organization founded in March 1999. The Alliance and its members have specified a Java-based service platform that can be remotely managed. The core part of the specifications is a framework that defines an application life cycle management model, a service registry, an Execution environment and Modules. Based on this framework, a large number of OSGi Layers, APIs, and Services have been defined“, as defined by Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgi).

Middleware: “Middleware is computer software that connects software components or applications. The software consists of a set of services that allow multiple processes running on one or more machines to interact across a network. This technology evolved to provide for interoperability in support of the move to coherent distributed architectures, which are used most often to support and simplify complex, distributed applications. It includes web servers, application servers, and similar tools that support application development and delivery. Middleware is especially integral to modern information technology based on XML, SOAP, Web services, and service-oriented architecture”, as defined in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middleware).

Service-Oriented Architecture: The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS, 2008) defines SOA as “A paradigm for organizing and utilizing distributed capabilities that may be under the control of different ownership domains. It provides a uniform means to offer, discover, interact with and use capabilities to produce desired effects consistent with measurable preconditions and expectations”.

Semantic Web: “The Semantic Web is an evolving extension of the World Wide Web in which the semantics of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to understand and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content. It derives from World Wide Web Consortium Drector Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the Web as a universal medium for data, information, and knowledge exchange”, as defined in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_web).

Service: The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS, 2008) defines service as “A mechanism to enable access to one or more capabilities, where the access is provided using a prescribed interface and is exercised consistent with constraints and policies as specified by the service description”.