Coordinating web services using channel based communication
Papadopoulos, George Angelos
SourceProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2004
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In this work we investigate the use of a new concept in component communication during the coordination of Web Services, expressed by the channel based coordinating communication system called Reo. The role of Reo is to construct and manage connectors, the latter being patterns of connected channel communicators. The communication and coordination of components lying over a distributed address space has been dealt so far with stream or datagram connections created and controlled by the participating calculation and coordination components. Web Services can take advantage of the Reo channel system that separates communication from computation concerns using components that have independent sink and source ports that can be attached to Web Services components, thus overcoming the problem of compatibility in distributed systems. The flow of information is entirely regulated by the channel interconnections. © 2004 IEEE.