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Automated Composition of Service Mashups Through Software Product Line Engineering

  • Mahdi BashariEmail author
  • Ebrahim Bagheri
  • Weichang Du
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9679)

Abstract

The growing number of online resources, including data and services, has motivated both researchers and practitioners to provide methods and tools for non-expert end-users to create desirable applications by putting these resources together leading to the so called mashups. In this paper, we focus on a class of mashups referred to as service mashups. A service mashup is built from existing services such that the developed service mashup offers added-value through new functionalities. We propose an approach which adopts concepts from software product line engineering and automated AI planning to support the automated composition of service mashups. One of the advantages of our work is that it allows non-experts to build and optimize desired mashups with little knowledge of service composition. We report on the results of the experimentation that we have performed which support the practicality and scalability of our proposed work.

Keywords

Service mashups Feature model Software product lines Automated composition Planning Workflow optimization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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