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dc.contributor.authorSun, Le
dc.contributor.authorDong, Hai
dc.contributor.authorAshraf, Jamshaid
dc.contributor.editorJuan Guerrero
dc.identifier.citationSun, Le and Dong, Hai and Ashraf, Jamshaid. 2012. Survey of Service Description Languages and Their Issues in Cloud Computing, in J. Guerrero (ed), 8th International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge and Grids (SKG), Oct 22-24 2012, pp. 128-135. Beijing, China: IEEE.

Along with the growing popularity of cloud computing technology, the amount of available cloud services and their usage frequency are increasing. In order to provide a mechanism for the efficient enforcement of service-relevant operations in cloud environment, such as service discovery, service provision, and service management, a completed and precise service specification model is highly required. In this paper, we conducted a survey on existing service description languages applied in three different domains - general services, Web/SOA services, and cloud services. We discussed and compared the past literature from seven major aspects, which are: (1) domain, (2) coverage, (3) purpose, (4) representation, (5) semantic expressivity, (6) intended users, and (7) features. Additionally, two core dimensions semantic expressivity and coverage are employed to categorize and analyse the key service description languages by using Magic Quadrant methodology. These two dimensions are regarded as the most essential factors for the evaluation of a service description model. Based on this analysis, we concluded that Unified Service Description Language (USDL) is the language with the widest coverage from business, technical and operational aspects, while OWL-S is the one that has the highest semantic expressivity. At last, critical research issues on cloud service description languages are identified and analysed. The solution of these issues requires more research efforts on the standardization of cloud service specification, which will eventually enhance the development of cloud industry.

dc.publisherIEEE Computer Society and Conference Publishing Services
dc.subjectSemantic expressivity
dc.subjectService description language
dc.subjectCloud computing
dc.titleSurvey of Service Description Languages and Their Issues in Cloud Computing
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.title2012 EighthInternational Conference on Semantics, Knowledge & Grids
dcterms.source.series2012 EighthInternational Conference on Semantics, Knowledge & Grids
dcterms.source.conferenceSKG 2012
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateOct 22 2012
dcterms.source.conferencelocationBeijing, China

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