RIF completes "lucky 13th" F2F

The RIF Working Group met for the 13th and final time at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass., on April 15-17. The meeting was extremely productive, closing all critical path issues and forming a concrete plan to bring all rec-track drafts to last call by May, 2009.

Lightweight Semantic Extensions for SOA

Executive Summary

Semantic Web Service (SWS) frameworks especially address service discovery, composition and execution. This article first describes WSMO-Lite, a lightweight ontology of service semantics that builds on a W3C standard for semantic annotations of WSDL. WSMO-Lite distinguishes four kinds of service semantics (functional, nonfunctional, behavioral and information) and it provides a simple and modular ontology for capturing these semantics. Secondly, the article describes MicroWSMO, an approach for semantic description of RESTful services, which have been largely neglected both in context of SOA and in SWS research. MicroWSMO uses WSMO-Lite semantics and thus integrates RESTful services in our Semantic Web Service automation.