Constraints-Driven Automatic Geospatial Service Composition: Workflows for the Analysis of Sea-Level Rise Impacts [chapter]

Samih Al-Areqi, Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Tiziana Margaria
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Building applications based on the reuse of existing components or services has noticeably increased in the geospatial application domain, but researchers still face a variety of technical challenges designing workflows for their specific objectives and preferences. Hence, means for automatic service composition that provide semantics-based assistance in the workflow design process have become a frequent demand especially of end users who are not IT experts. This paper presents a method for
more » ... matic composition of workflows for analyzing the impacts of sea-level rise based on semantic domain modeling. The domain modeling comprises the design of adequate services, the definition of ontologies to provide domain-specific vocabulary for referring to types and services, and the input/output annotation of the services using the terms defined in the ontologies. We use the PROPHETS plugin of the jABC workflow framework to show how users can benefit from such a domain model when they apply its constraintsdriven synthesis methods to obtain the workflows that match their intentions.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-42111-7_12 fatcat:ikvwfynhsvam7anmubv6maid7q