Online monitoring for sustainable communities of web services
Web Services are considered an attracting distributed approach of application/services integration over the Internet. As the number of Web Services is exponentially growing and expected to do so for the next decade, the need for categorizing and/or classifying Web Services is very crucial for their success and the success of the underlying SOA. Categorization aims at systematizing Web Services according to their functionalities and their Quality of Service attributes. Communities of Web Services have been used to connect Web Services based on their functionalities. In this paper, we augment the community approach by defining a new community to monitor Web Services operating in any Web Services community. This will be of prime importance for communities' creators/managers willing to protect and sustain their communities. This paper defines the overall architecture of the monitoring community and the basic services it offers to its various classes of customers.