A framework for synthesis of web services and mobile agents

Fuyuki Ishikawa, Yasuyuki Tahara, Nobukazu Yoshioka, Shinichi Honiden

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A general framework for mobile Web services - which are Web services with the ability to migrate from one host to another - is proposed. In this framework, a mobile Web service is composed of a combination of a BPEL process description, service components to be carried, and migration behavior descriptions using simple but expressive rules. The semantics of the descriptions are defined using Mobile Ambients, namely, a formal model of concurrent mobile processes. With this framework, it is thus possible to add or change migration behaviors without having to modify the BPEL process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-245
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Mobile agent
  • Mobile ambients
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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