Automated web services composition with the event calculus
As the web services proliferate and complicate it is becoming an overwhelming job to manually prepare the web service compositions which describe the communication and integration between web services. This paper analyzes the usage of the Event Calculus, which is one of the logical action-effect definition languages, for the automated preparation and execution of web service compositions. In this context, abductive planning capabilities of the Event Calculus are utilized. It is shown that composite process definitions in OWL-S can be translated into Event Calculus axioms so that planning with generic process definitions is possible within this framework. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.