SOAlive Service Catalog: A Simplified Approach to Describing, Discovering and Composing Situational Enterprise Services

  • Ignacio Silva-Lepe
  • Revathi Subramanian
  • Isabelle Rouvellou
  • Thomas Mikalsen
  • Judah Diament
  • Arun Iyengar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5364)


SOAlive aims at providing a community-centric, hosted environment and, in particular, at simplifying the description and discovery of situational enterprise services via a service catalog. We argue that a service community has an impact not only on users and services, but also on the environment itself. Specifically, our position is that a service catalog adds value to users, and is itself enriched, by its incorporation into a community-centric service hosting environment. In addition, analyses of web services directories suggest that a catalog service for enterprise services can be better provided by using a simpler content model that better fits REST, taking advantage of collaborative practices to annotate catalog entries with informal semantic descriptions via tagging, providing a mechanism for embedding invocations of discovered services, and allowing syntactic descriptions to be refined via usage monitoring. The SOAlive service catalog defines a flexible content model, a discovery function that navigates the cloud of tag annotations associated with services in a Web 2.0 fashion, and a service description refinement function that allows the actual use of a service to refine the service description stored in the catalog.


Service catalog situational enterprise service software as a service service engineering service assembly SOA runtime 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ignacio Silva-Lepe
    • 1
  • Revathi Subramanian
    • 1
  • Isabelle Rouvellou
    • 1
  • Thomas Mikalsen
    • 1
  • Judah Diament
    • 1
  • Arun Iyengar
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterUSA

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