Context-Based Caching and Routing for P2P Web Service Discovery
In modern heterogeneous environments, such as mobile, pervasive and ad-hoc networks, architectures based on web services offer an attractive solution for effective communication and inter-operation. In such dynamic and rapidly evolving environments, efficient web service discovery is an important task. Usually this task is based on the input/output parameters or other functional attributes, however this does not guarantee the validity or successful utilization of retrieved web services. Instead, non-functional attributes, such as device power features, computational resources and connectivity status, that characterize the context of both service providers and consumers play an important role to the quality and usability of discovery results.