Advances in Computer Science : an International Journal (ACSIJ)
One of the promises of adopting a service-oriented approach in organizations is the potential cost savings that result from the reuse of existing services. A service registry is one of the fundamental pieces of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for achieving reuse. It refers to a place in which service providers can impart information about their offered services and potential clients can search for services. In this paper, the authors provide advice for implementing an enterprise-wide service registry. They also discuss open issues in industry and academia that affect the management of service-repository information.