Web Services in Distributed Information Systems: Availability, Performance and Composition

Web Services in Distributed Information Systems: Availability, Performance and Composition

Xia Zhao (University of Bedfordshire, UK), Tao Wang (University of Bedfordshire, UK), Enjie Liu (University of Bedfordshire, UK) and Gordon J. Clapworthy (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-967-5.ch057
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Abstract

Distributed information systems are growing rapidly in response to the improvement of computer hardware and software and this is matched by the evolution of the technologies involved. This article focuses mainly on Web Services technology and discusses related technical issues including availability, performance and composition. It also introduces Grid, agents and Semantic Web technologies that can work together with Web Services to serve different business goals.

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