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Web Services Resource Framework

About: Web Services Resource Framework is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 68 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 4134 citation(s). more


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01 Jan 2002-
Abstract: In both e-business and e-science, we often need to integrate services across distributed, heterogeneous, dynamic “virtual organizations” formed from the disparate resources within a single enterprise and/or from external resource sharing and service provider relationships. This integration can be technically challenging because of the need to achieve various qualities of service when running on top of different native platforms. We present an Open Grid Services Architecture that addresses these challenges. Building on concepts and technologies from the Grid and Web services communities, this architecture defines a uniform exposed service semantics (the Grid service); defines standard mechanisms for creating, naming, and discovering transient Grid service instances; provides location transparency and multiple protocol bindings for service instances; and supports integration with underlying native platform facilities. The Open Grid Services Architecture also defines, in terms of Web Services Description Language (WSDL) interfaces and associated conventions, mechanisms required for creating and composing sophisticated distributed systems, including lifetime management, change management, and notification. Service bindings can support reliable invocation, authentication, authorization, and delegation, if required. Our presentation complements an earlier foundational article, “The Anatomy of the Grid,” by describing how Grid mechanisms can implement a service-oriented architecture, explaining how Grid functionality can be incorporated into a Web services framework, and illustrating how our architecture can be applied within commercial computing as a basis for distributed system integration—within and across organizational domains. This is a DRAFT document and continues to be revised. The latest version can be found at Please send comments to,,, Physiology of the Grid 2 more

3,446 Citations

Open accessBook ChapterDOI: 10.1007/11564126_32
Domenico Talia1, Paolo Trunfio1, Oreste Verta1Institutions (1)
03 Oct 2005-
Abstract: This paper presents Weka4WS, a framework that extends the Weka toolkit for supporting distributed data mining on Grid environments. Weka4WS adopts the emerging Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) for accessing remote data mining algorithms and managing distributed computations. The Weka4WS user interface is a modified Weka Explorer environment that supports the execution of both local and remote data mining tasks. On every computing node, a WSRF-compliant Web Service is used to expose all the data mining algorithms provided by the Weka library. The paper describes the design and the implementation of Weka4WS using a first release of the WSRF library. To evaluate the efficiency of the proposed system, a performance analysis of Weka4WS for executing distributed data mining tasks in different network scenarios is presented. more

Topics: Web mining (62%), Web Services Resource Framework (53%), Knowledge extraction (53%) more

89 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1007/S10723-007-9074-8
Shannon Hastings1, Scott Oster1, Stephen Langella1, David E. Ervin1  +2 moreInstitutions (1)
Abstract: Service-oriented architectures and applications have gained wide acceptance in the Grid computing community. A number of tools and middleware systems have been developed to support application development using Grid Services architectures. Most of these efforts, however, have focused on low-level support for management and execution of Grid services, management of Grid-enabled resources, and deployment and execution of applications that make use of Grid services. Simple-to-use service development tools, which would allow a Grid service developer to leverage Grid technologies without needing to know low-level details, are becoming increasingly important for wider application of the Grid. In this paper, we describe an open-source, extensible toolkit, called Introduce, that supports easy development and deployment of Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) compliant services. Introduce is designed to reduce the service development and deployment effort by hiding low level details of the Globus Toolkit and to enable the implementation of strongly typed services. In strongly typed services, a service produces and consumes data types that are well-defined and published in the Grid. This enables data-level syntactic interoperability so that clients and services can access and consume data elements programmatically and correctly. We expect that enabling strongly typed Grid services while lowering the difficulty of entry to the Grid via toolkits like Introduce will have a major impact to the success of the Grid and its wider adoption as a viable technology of choice in the commercial sector as well as in academic, medical, and government research. more

Topics: Grid computing (68%), Semantic grid (66%), Services computing (66%) more

44 Citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI: 10.1109/WETICE.2005.16
13 Jun 2005-
Abstract: Web services framework has been evolved in context of convergence of Web and service oriented computing and then to Web services resource framework acting as basis for grid computing. It provides a loose coupled and implementation neutral infrastructure for distributed applications. On the other hand, multi agent systems has evolved as distributed system in context of autonomic computing having ultimate aim of self-managing systems to overcome their rapidly growing complexity and to enable their further growth. In this paper, we present our solution for dynamic and seamless integration of type the distributed systems. It would help in facilitating the requirements of next generation distributed applications requiring higher demands and complexity. The AgentWeb Gateway acts as middleware between both the technologies for dynamic integration and provides protocol transformations including service discovery, service description and service invocation. more

39 Citations

Book ChapterDOI: 10.1016/B978-012369404-1/50008-8
Borja Sotomayor1, Lisa ChildersInstitutions (1)
01 Jan 2006-
Abstract: The Globus Toolkit 4 (GT4), first and foremost, includes several high-level services for building Grid systems. The toolkit also includes an implementation of WSRF (Web Services Resource Framework), on which many of the GT4 services are built. This chapter presents a brief overview of GT4. The Globus Toolkit 4 is an open source toolkit organized as a collection of loosely coupled components. These components consist of services, programming libraries, and development tools designed for building Grid-based applications. GT components fall into five broad domain areas: security, data management, execution management, information services, and common runtime. This book highlights Java WS Core (a part of the Java Runtime) and some of the security components. Once again, it is important to realize that the Globus Toolkit includes many other services and libraries designed to help build Grids. The figures in the chapter provide a service-centric view of GT4, with WS components shown on the left and non-WS components on the right. All the Globus-supplied WS components (such as GRAM, RFT) are implemented on top of Java WS Core. Nonetheless, the toolkit also allows one to develop one's services using Python or C using the Python WS Core and C WS Core components, respectively. more

38 Citations

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Domenico Talia

5 papers, 188 citations

Valentín Valero

4 papers, 14 citations

Paolo Trunfio

3 papers, 159 citations

Gregorio Díaz

3 papers, 11 citations

Borja Sotomayor

3 papers, 41 citations

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