Enriching OSGi Service Composition with Web Services

Choonhwa LEE  Sunghoon KO  Eunsam KIM  Wonjun LEE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E92-D   No.5   pp.1177-1180
Publication Date: 2009/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E92.D.1177
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: System Programs
Keyword: 
SOA,  service composition,  OSGi,  dynamic Web service proxy,  dynamic service binding,  

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Summary: 
This letter describes combining OSGi and Web Services in service composition. According to our approach, a composite service is described in WS-BPEL. Each component service in the description may be resolved to either an OSGi service or Web Service at runtime. The proposal can overcome current limitations with OSGi technology in terms of its geographical coverage and candidate service population available for service composition.