SSP Group Meeting

11am, 5 October, 2004
Room 4.03, Appleton Tower
CISA, School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Semantic Web Brokering

David Lambert

As the Semantic Web develops it is anticipated that many different kinds of services will be exposed as Web Services.  The discovery, invocation, and monitoring of these Semantic Web Services will be much more involved, and powerful, than is achievable with today's handraulic Web Services.

It is my contention that the current brokering facilities on the Semantic Web are inadequate, and will require richer representations of the processes involved, as well as an ability to incorporate uncertainty in reasoning about service matches and service composition.  I examine some of the issues involved, and suggest possible solutions, which will be investigated in my subsequent PhD.