Web service management system for bioinformatics research: a case study

Xu, Kai and Yu, Qi and Liu, Qing and Zhang, Ji and Bouguettaya, Athman (2011) Web service management system for bioinformatics research: a case study. Service Oriented Computing and Applications, 5 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1863-2386


In this paper,we present a case study of the design and development of a Web Service management system for
bioinformatics research. The described system is a prototype
that provides a complete solution to manage the entire life cycle of Web Services in bioinformatics domain, which
include semantic service description, service discovery, service selection, service composition, service execution, and service result presentation. A challenging issue we encountered is to provide the system capability to assist users to select the 'right' service based on not only functionality but also properties such as reliability, performance, and analysis quality. As a solution, we used both bioinformatics and service ontology to provide these two types of service descriptions. A service selection algorithm based on skyline query algorithm is proposed to provide users with a short list of candidates of the 'best' service. The evaluation results demonstrate the efficiency and scalability of the service selection algorithm. Finally, the important lessons we learned are summarized, and remaining challenging issues are discussed as possible future research directions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2011 05:16
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 01:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: web service; bioinformatics; ontology; workflow
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080301 Bioinformatics Software
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s11761-011-0076-9
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19143

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