Adaptive Web Services for Modular and Reusable Software Development: Tactics and Solutions

Adaptive Web Services for Modular and Reusable Software Development: Tactics and Solutions

Guadalupe Ortiz (University of Cádiz, Spain) and Javier Cubo (University of Málaga, Spain)
Release Date: September, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 415
ISBN13: 9781466620896|ISBN10: 1466620897|EISBN13: 9781466620902|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2089-6


Web services provide systems with great flexibility and easier maintenance which result in better ways to communicate and distribute applications. There are good procedures in place for the design, development, and management of Web services; however, there are areas in which Web service adaptation is required. To preserve the loosely coupled approach of Web services, service adaptations should be implemented appropriately.

Adaptive Web Services for Modular and Reusable Software Development: Tactics and Solutions includes current research on the area of Web service adaptation while embarking upon the different aspects related to Web services. This collection provides an overview of existing solutions for service adaption in different development scopes as well as covers a wide variety of challenges which emerge. It aims to keep industry professionals as well as academic researchers up to date with the latest research results.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptation for Composition
  • Adaptive ESB Infrastructure
  • Context Adaptation
  • Device Adaptation
  • Service Bases Systems
  • Service-Oriented Systems
  • User Preferences Adaptation
  • Web Services

Reviews and Testimonials

In most cases services that are distributed over the web are in a flexible enough form that many kinds of devices with different platforms can receive them, but sometimes it is necessary to adapt web services for particular situations. Here European computer and information scientists compile the most representative approaches to adapting services without disruption the network as a whole. They cover contract-based adaptation and interoperability, context-aware adaptation, adaptation for composition, dynamic adaptation, and device-based future Internet adaptation.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Guadalupe Ortiz completed her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Extremadura (Spain) in 2007. Since graduating in 2001 and for the following eight years, she worked as an Assistant Professor as well as a research engineer at the University of Extremadura’s Computer Science Department. In 2009 she joined the University of Cádiz as Professor in the Department of Computer Science. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in international journals, workshops and conferences. She has been a member of various programme and organization committees of scientific workshops and conferences over the last years and acts as a reviewer for several journals. Her research interests embrace aspect-oriented techniques as a way to improve Web service development in various fields, with an emphasis on model-driven extra-functional properties and quality of service, as well as service context-awareness and their adaptation to mobile devices.
Javier Cubo completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Málaga (Spain) in 2010. He has worked both in academia and industry, including The State University of New York (SUNY) (2002-2003), Andalusian Centre of Innovation, Information Technology, and Communications (CITIC) (2004-2006), and Department of Computer Science of University of Málaga (2003, 2006-onwards – as research associate). He has been awarded with two grants: Researcher “Torres Quevedo” Program, Science and Innovation Spanish Ministry and European social Fund (2004-2006), and PhD student - Doctoral Fellowship, Science and Innovation Spanish Ministry (2006-2010), while he has worked collaborating in teaching tasks. He has also got two scholarships as visiting research PhD student at University College London (2008), and as postdoctoral at University of Pisa (2011). His research is focused on the development of formal models in software engineering, specifically in the paradigms of service-oriented computing, cloud computing and component-based software development, applied to context-aware and self-adaptive systems, service composition and reusing in mobile and pervasive systems, and dynamic reconfiguration. He has participated in numerous research projects (national, and international, such as NSF and FP7) and conferences, has published in journals and international workshops and conferences, and has been member of PC and OC, as well as reviewer of several scientific workshops and conferences over the last years.