Autonomic Management of Networked Web Services-Based Processes

  • Farhana H. Zulkernine
  • Wendy Powley
  • Patrick Martin


Web services, which have evolved along with the World Wide Web, hold great potential for building multi-organizational dynamic workflows. The management of these networked Web service-based processes presents significant challenges. The varying workload of the Internet, the heterogeneous multi-component structure of the Web services environment, and the complexity in building and managing Web services-based workflows place huge management problems upon the system administrators of the Web services environment and the Web services consumers. Autonomic computing has received considerable attention in the research community as a potential approach to making these systems self-managing. We discuss Web services management from two different perspectives, namely from those of the service provider and the service consumers. We present our approaches to autonomic management for both perspectives and discuss their integration into a complete management framework.


Service Selection Service Consumer Site Manager Autonomic Computing Autonomic Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farhana H. Zulkernine
    • 1
  • Wendy Powley
    • 1
  • Patrick Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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