- Semantic web technologies
- Peer-to-peer service discovery
- Service selection
- Web structure and link analysis
- Distributed transactions
- Process modelling
- Consistency management.
The application of these technologies is clearlyexplained within the context of planning, negotiation, contracts, compliance, privacy, and network policies.The presentation of the intellectual underpinnings of Webservices draws from several key disciplines such as databases, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, and multi-agentsystems for techniques and formalisms. Ideas from thesedisciplines are united in the context of Web services andservice-based applications.
Featuring an accompanying website and teacher's manualthat includes a complete set of transparencies for lectures, copiesof open-source software for exercises and working implementations, and resources to conduct course projects, this book makes anexcellent graduate textbook. It will also prove an invaluablereference and training tool for practitioners.