Towards B2B Integration in Telecommunications with Semantic Web Services

  • Alistair Duke
  • Marc Richardson
  • Sam Watkins
  • Martin Roberts
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3532)


This paper describes BT Wholesale’s B2B Gateway as an approach to provide Business-to-Business integration within the Telecommunications sector. Although the Gateway provides increased efficiency over separate systems, the process to allow business partners to integrate is lengthy and costly. The application of Semantic Web Services will ease the integration process. The Web Services Modelling Ontology is described and applied to the Gateway. The paper presents the initial requirements of the Gateway upon WSMO and proposes how WSMO could provide further benefit in the future.


Service Provider Electronic Data Interchange Operational Support System Telecommunication Sector Schema Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alistair Duke
    • 1
  • Marc Richardson
    • 1
  • Sam Watkins
    • 1
  • Martin Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.BT, Next Generation Web ResearchMartlesham Heath, IpswichUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.BT Exact, OSS Solution DesignMartlesham Heath, IpswichUnited Kingdom

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