ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 1    Issue : 3    Date : September 2006

Design a Jini-based Service Broker for Dynamic Service Combination Framework
Kuo-Wei Hsu
Page(s): 32-39
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The increased use of electronic service has invented a new term Service-Oriented Architecture. In a
typical distributed environment consisting of many independent devices and services, it is practically
required to apply a framework of dynamically combining service. The goal in developing such a
framework is to add variety of functional operations as well as interaction among services, share
data of software modules, and force devices and services working together in a coordinated
fashion. This paper proposes a dynamic service combination framework coupled with a Service
Broker for Jini, and explains how to achieve the behavior coordination of services. The major
contributions of this paper are: first, the concept of combined service is abstracted into a number of
cooperative services; second, it provides a programming framework that allows us not only to
combine services dynamically but also to generate the combined service automatically.

Index Terms
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Jini, dynamic service combination framework, service broker