Date Added: Nov 2009
Disaster management is a multifaceted process aimed at minimizing the social and physical impact of these large-scale events. In this paper, the authors propose a quality-mind assuring approach in which web services are discovered, composed and executed considering both functional and QoS requirements. They prescribe a QoS management framework that defines fundamental principles, concepts and mechanisms which can be applied to evolve an effective distributed resource sharing platform for quality-mind assuring of web services - the so-called quality enable web service architecture. The paper also defines an extensible QoS model and a fuzzy algorithm for services evaluation and selection.