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1 Andrea Maurino Web Service Design Methodology Batini, De Paoli, Maurino, Grega, Comerio WP2-WP3 Roma 24/11/2005

2 Web Service Design Modeling 2 Outline Aim and guidelines Ontologies Phases Future work

3 Web Service Design Modeling 3 The methodology The methodology provides a rationale for designing/re-designing of a Web service. The guidelines of our methodology are: Consider channels and users as first-class citizens; Consider different level of abstractions; Evaluate and model QoS requirements; Use different skills for different problems; Use standard tools.

4 Web Service Design Modeling 4 Ontologies WSDM exploits three different ontologies developed within the MAIS project: Services QoS Context (channel + user profile) Three different perspectives: Acquisition of common knowledge and mutual relations among entities; Verification of the Web service compliancy with ontology definitions; Enrichment of ontologies by adding new services, qualities and relationships discovered during the development process.

5 Web Service Design Modeling 5 Ontology relationships

6 Web Service Design Modeling 6 The steps of the methodology

7 Web Service Design Modeling 7 Services Identification Goal: define a detailed specification of functional and non-functional requirements for the Web service that has to be developed. Input: Specification of conceptual channels: an high-level specification of the channels to deliver the service; Domain requirements: business processes the organization needs to support and the roles of the involved users. Output: Functional / Non-functional requirements: a description of the service in terms of operations, QoS and Context (userProfile and channels).

8 Web Service Design Modeling 8 Service Modeling Goal: design the high-level model of the Web service, according to the data and operations that the service will offer. Input: Functional requirements: defined in the previous phase; Output: Functional UML Diagrams: represent the domain elements (class diagram) and a description of the interaction between the system and the users (sequence diagram).

9 Web Service Design Modeling 9 Service Modeling The Service modeling phase is divided in two sub-phases: Actual service modeling: has the goal to model UML diagrams describing the existing services to be redesigned to meet the new requirements. Input of this sub-phase are: Actual service: description of the existing services in terms of interfaces and interactions; Class diagram: the definition of the data structure of the service. New service modeling: if actual service modeling has been performed, it has the goal to modify the specification of the existing service according to new requirements. Otherwise, it aim is to design a new service.

10 Web Service Design Modeling 10 High-Level Re-Design Goal: revise and enrich the UML diagrams in the light of the non-functional requirements, the user requirements and the specification of logical channels, and QoS. Input: Non-functional requirements: defined in the Service Identification phase; Specification of logical channels: specify the logical component involved in the channel, their value constraints and their range of value. Output: Enriched UML Diagrams.

11 Web Service Design Modeling 11 High-Level Re-Design The High-Level Re-design Phase is divided in two sub-phases: Data and Operation Design: has the goal to enrich UML class diagram of services with non-functional requirements including QoS, channel description and user profile. The designer consults the OntoContext, and OntoQoS ontologies to perform this operation. Interaction Design: has the goal to enrich UML sequence diagrams with user, channel and QoS requirements and describe the behavior of software components defined in the previous sub-phase.

12 Web Service Design Modeling 12 Customization Goal: refine the current design specification by evaluating the actual deployment scenario. The assumptions taken in the previous phases are compared with the different characteristics of users and providers to verify if service qualities, user and channel profiles are adequate. Input: Specification of technological channels: technological specification of the different channel components; Provider technological requirements; User profile: static and dynamic characteristics of the user. Output: Final UML diagrams.

13 Web Service Design Modeling 13 Customization The Customization phase is divided in two sub-phases: Channel Customization: has the goal to evaluate the current specification with respect to the available technologies. This evaluation process considers channel constraints imposed by the service provider. User Customization: has the goal to provide quality thresholds that can be determined by end user profiles and validate if the actual service specification is able to satisfy them.

14 Web Service Design Modeling 14 Web Service Description Goal: transform UML diagrams into web services descriptions according to standard languages. The languages we use are: WSDL (Web service description language): enables specification of data types (the type element), operation signatures (the message and operation elements), port types (the portType element), message format and transport protocol details (the binding element), network addresses of different ports (the port element), and grouping of different ports into a Web Service (the service element). WSOL (Web service offerings language): enables specification of non-functional aspects of the Web Service (e.g. QoS constraints).

15 Web Service Design Modeling 15 Future work Use of the UML profile proposed by OMG for the definition of the QoS; Extension of our methodology in order to design composite web services; Definition of a complete set of tools that supports the designer in the different phases of the methodology.

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