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Efficient runtime service discovery and consumption with hyperlinked RESTdesc

Ruben Verborgh UGent, Thomas Steiner, Davy Van Deursen UGent, Rik Van de Walle UGent and Joaquim Gabarró Vallés (2011) 2011 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices. p.373-379
abstract
Hyperlinks and forms let humans navigate with ease through websites they have never seen before. In contrast, automated agents can only perform preprogrammed actions on Web services, reducing their generality and restricting their usefulness to a specialized domain. Many of the employed services call themselves RESTful, although they neglect the hypermedia constraint as defined by Roy T. Fielding, stating that the application state should be driven by hypertext. This lack of link usage on the Web of services severely limits agents in what they can do, while connectedness forms a primary feature of the human Web. An urgent need for more intelligent agents becomes apparent, and in this paper, we demonstrate how the conjunction of functional service descriptions and hypermedia links leads to advanced, interactive agent behavior. We propose a new mode for our previously introduced semantic service description format RESTdesc, providing the mechanisms for agents to consume Web services based on links, similar to human browsing strategies. We illustrate the potential of these descriptions by a use case that shows the enhanced capabilities they offer to automated agents, and explain how this is vital for the future Web.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
software agents, hypermedia, Web services, Web sites
in
2011 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices
editor
Ajith Aabraham, Emilio Corchado, Sang-Yong Han, Weisen Guo, Juan Corchado and Athanasios Vasilakos
pages
373 - 379
publisher
IEEE
place of publication
Piscataway, NJ, USA
conference name
7th International conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices
conference location
Salamanca, Spain
conference start
2011-10-19
conference end
2011-10-21
Web of Science type
Conference Paper
Web of Science id
12405569
ISBN
9781457711275
9781457711268
9781457711251
DOI
10.1109/NWeSP.2011.6088208
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2003098
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2003098
date created
2012-01-25 14:01:28
date last changed
2012-02-29 13:22:36
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  abstract     = {Hyperlinks and forms let humans navigate with ease through websites they have never seen before. In contrast, automated agents can only perform preprogrammed actions on Web services, reducing their generality and restricting their usefulness to a specialized domain. Many of the employed services call themselves RESTful, although they neglect the hypermedia constraint as defined by Roy T. Fielding, stating that the application state should be driven by hypertext. This lack of link usage on the Web of services severely limits agents in what they can do, while connectedness forms a primary feature of the human Web. An urgent need for more intelligent agents becomes apparent, and in this paper, we demonstrate how the conjunction of functional service descriptions and hypermedia links leads to advanced, interactive agent behavior. We propose a new mode for our previously introduced semantic service description format RESTdesc, providing the mechanisms for agents to consume Web services based on links, similar to human browsing strategies. We illustrate the potential of these descriptions by a use case that shows the enhanced capabilities they offer to automated agents, and explain how this is vital for the future Web.},
  author       = {Verborgh, Ruben and Steiner, Thomas and Van Deursen, Davy and Van de Walle, Rik and Vall{\'e}s, Joaquim Gabarr{\'o}},
  booktitle    = {2011 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices},
  editor       = {Aabraham, Ajith and Corchado, Emilio and Han, Sang-Yong and Guo, Weisen  and Corchado, Juan and Vasilakos, Athanasios},
  isbn         = {9781457711275},
  keyword      = {software agents,hypermedia,Web services,Web sites},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Salamanca, Spain},
  pages        = {373--379},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Efficient runtime service discovery and consumption with hyperlinked RESTdesc},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NWeSP.2011.6088208},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Verborgh, Ruben, Thomas Steiner, Davy Van Deursen, Rik Van de Walle, and Joaquim Gabarró Vallés. 2011. “Efficient Runtime Service Discovery and Consumption with Hyperlinked RESTdesc.” In 2011 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices, ed. Ajith Aabraham, Emilio Corchado, Sang-Yong Han, Weisen Guo, Juan Corchado, and Athanasios Vasilakos, 373–379. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
APA
Verborgh, R., Steiner, T., Van Deursen, D., Van de Walle, R., & Vallés, J. G. (2011). Efficient runtime service discovery and consumption with hyperlinked RESTdesc. In A. Aabraham, E. Corchado, S.-Y. Han, W. Guo, J. Corchado, & A. Vasilakos (Eds.), 2011 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (pp. 373–379). Presented at the 7th International conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE.
Vancouver
1.
Verborgh R, Steiner T, Van Deursen D, Van de Walle R, Vallés JG. Efficient runtime service discovery and consumption with hyperlinked RESTdesc. In: Aabraham A, Corchado E, Han S-Y, Guo W, Corchado J, Vasilakos A, editors. 2011 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE; 2011. p. 373–9.
MLA
Verborgh, Ruben, Thomas Steiner, Davy Van Deursen, et al. “Efficient Runtime Service Discovery and Consumption with Hyperlinked RESTdesc.” 2011 7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices. Ed. Ajith Aabraham et al. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, 2011. 373–379. Print.