Intelligent Service Integration
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Dean Allemang, Eleni Stroulia, and John Mylopoulos, Cochairs
The evolution of the world wide web from a repository of data (in static web pages) to a source of varied distributed services creates exciting opportunities for offering integrated, distributed services over the web, for applications such as comparison shopping, trip planning, supply chain management, complex product configuration, and remote medical record query. However, such opportunities come with their own challenges. Services from different providers need to be integrated into a single composite service that appears as a seamless whole. The syntactic problems of such integration are being addressed by the advent of XML-based standards for information interchange, and web-based exchange protocols like SOAP. However, the promise of service integration will not be delivered, unless services can be integrated semantically as well.