Virtualization for manufacturing web services : WS-RF approach
Rajaram Shivram Kumar
Date of Issue2005
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Enterprise integration is a top priority for many organizations attempting to streamline business processes, coordinate disparate functions, improve corporate responsiveness to customers and partners and optimize supply chains in an effort to improve productivity. Web services orientation has appeared as a new paradigm for realizing enterprise integration, and fundamental to the service orientation is "virtualization". In this service orientation approach, every thing in a considered environment (devices, equipments, processes and applications) is required to be virtualized as a Web service. Via a virtualization, all manufacturing systems are exposed as Web services, and they can offer their services and functionality in a standard Web service environment. Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF) is used as a major mechanism for virtualization. Using WS-RF, manufacturing resources are exposed as a WS-Resource (combination of the Web Service and the stateful resource). The project proposes the preliminary mechanisms by which a view of the state of the resource is defined and associated with a Web services description.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Computer hardware, software and systems
Nanyang Technological University