Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Gao, H., Yan, J. & Mu, Y. (2011). Web service selection based on similarity evaluation. In H. Jacobsen, Y. Wang & P. Hung (Eds.), Proceedings 2011 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing-SCC 2011 (pp. 323-329). Washington, USA: IEEE.


Non-functional property is of paramount importancefor Web services to function. However, service selectionwith consideration of Quality of Service is a challenge. Thispaper presents an approach to service selection by measuringthe similarity between the web service publication andthe service request. We identify five tendencies of the nonfunctionaldimensions in the service requests; and present aflexible matchmaking approach which enables users to preset thenegotiable preferences. Unlike other service selection approaches,we obtain the relative distance to compute the similarity scorefor generating the ranking list. Specifically, we introduce a novelmethod for evaluating the similarity between