Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
1472
Title:
Towards End-User Service Composition Platform
Supervisor:
Helen Hye-Young Paik
Research Area:
Services, Web Applications, Mobile Computing
Associated Staff
Assessor:
Srikumar Venugopal
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
R & D
Programs:
CS CE BINF SE
Group Suitable:
Yes
Industrial:
No
Pre-requisites:
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Description:
With the large amount of information and services available on the web,it is sometimes difficult for regular users to piece it all together.

With Web Service technology, it is possible to integrate business functionalities into one portal service, which consumers could greatly benefit from.

However, most portals stop short of providing their customers with the ability to aggregate services on-demand. They may support a simple,
pre-defined workflow (e.g., book flight, rent a car, then book accommodation), or enable personalised configuration of individual services (e.g., Weather service for Sydney), but regular users cannot 'compose' the service functionality on offer as a need arises.

Service composition can create new functionality beyond the individual components and help enhance user experience. Although service composition has been a well-discussed topic for the researchers and
developers of Web services, the tools and methodologies for enabling end-user service composition have been largely ignored.

Mashups enable users to aggregate and filter information from more than one source at one convenient location. Intuitively, the concepts Mashups represent could be applied, not just to data but also to Web services.
If business had their operations exposed through web services, consumers could utilise these services and engage them into a process to suit the individual's needs.

In this project, inspired by the ideas in mashups, we attempt to provide an example implementation of how end users can benefit from Web services
composition. Students are welcome to contact the supervisors to tailor the details of individual thesis projects within the given context.
Comments:
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Past Student Reports
  Hans PIENDHY in s2, 2012
Towards End-User Service Composition Platform
 

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