A Web service substitution method based on service cluster nets

Yu Yue Du, Jun Jing Gai, Meng Chu Zhou

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Service substitution is an important research topic in the fields of Web services and service-oriented computing. This work presents a novel method to analyse and substitute Web services. A new concept, called a Service Cluster Net Unit, is proposed based on Web service clusters. A service cluster is converted into a Service Cluster Net Unit. Then it is used to analyse whether the services in the cluster can satisfy some service requests. Meanwhile, the substitution methods of an atomic service and a composite service are proposed. The correctness of the proposed method is proved, and the effectiveness is shown and compared with the state-of-the-art method via an experiment. It can be readily applied to e-commerce service substitution to meet the business automation needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1535-1551
Number of pages17
JournalEnterprise Information Systems
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 26 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management


  • Petri nets
  • Web service
  • service cluster
  • service substitution


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