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Commitments to Regulate Social Web Services Operation

Zakaria Maamar
Noura Faci
Khouloud Boukadi
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Lina Yao
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This paper discusses how social Web services are held responsible for the actions they take at run time. Compared to (regular) Web services, social Web services perform different actions, for instance establish and maintain networks of contacts and form with some of these contacts strong and long lasting collaborative groups. Assessing these actions’ outcomes, to avoid any violation, occurs through commitments that the social Web services are required to bind to. Two types of commitments are identified: social commitments that guarantee the proper use of the social networks in which the social Web services sign up, and business commitments that guarantee the proper development of compositeWeb services in response to users’ requests. Detecting commitment violation and action prohibition using monitoring results in imposing sanctions on the “guilty” social Web services and taking corrective actions. A system for commitment management in terms of definition, binding, monitoring, and violation is also discussed in this paper.
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hal-01339229 , version 1 (29-06-2016)



Zakaria Maamar, Noura Faci, Khouloud Boukadi, Quan Z. Sheng, Lina Yao. Commitments to Regulate Social Web Services Operation. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 2014, 99, 7 (2), pp.154-167. ⟨10.1109/TSC.2013.29⟩. ⟨hal-01339229⟩
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