Distributed and Parallel Databases

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 179–206 | Cite as

A Dynamic Foundational Architecture for Semantic Web Services

  • Brahim Medjahed
  • Athman Bouguettaya


The combination of Web services and ontologies is gaining momentum as the potential silver bullets for tomorrow’s Web, i.e., the Semantic Web. We propose an architectural foundation for managing semantic Web services in dynamic environments. We introduce the concept of community to cater for an ontological organization of Web services. We develop an ontology called community ontology that serves as a “template” for describing communities of Web services. We also propose a peer-to-peer approach for managing communities in dynamic environments.

semantic Web Web services ontologies agents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of Michigan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science

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