Design options for service directories in business networks

R. Alt, M.T. Smits

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    Web services and service oriented architectures (SOA) are spreading in many organizations to achieve business interoperability of their intra- and inter-organizational business processes. SOA is based on the idea that service providers develop and publish web services via standardized interfaces in directories (registries) where the services will be found and bound by service consumers. While these registry structures have emerged into a standard for local SOA implementations, the question remains how service directories should be organized in a business network, i.e. when multiple companies with individual SOA solutions interact. This research develops a framework for the analysis of service directories in business networks and provides design options for combining separate and distributed service directories. These design options are based on the range, reach, and richness of web service markets in the business network. The framework is applied to two business network cases.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS '10)
    EditorsA. Trish, M. Turpin, J.P. van Deventer
    Place of PublicationPretoria
    PublisherUniversity of Pretoria
    ISBN (Print)9780620471725
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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