Describing and Selecting Communication Services in a Service Oriented Network Architecture
Today networks offer communication services ranging from a rather simple and unsecure one to secure and reliable data transmission for communicating on the network. In the future, it is expected that networks will offer a large number of different communication services. With so many services available, determining which service to select and use becomes much more difficult. Here the authors propose a description schema including an ontology for describing communication services. For service selection a decision making process called Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is utilized which is specially adapted and extended for automatic processing.