Efficient Abstraction and Refinement for Behavioral Description Based Web Service Composition

The Web Service Composition (WSC) problem with respect to behavioral descriptions deals with the automatic synthesis of a coordinator web service, c, that controls a set of web services to reach a
goal state. Despite its importance, however, solving the WSC problem for a general case (when c has only partial observations) remains to be doubly exponential in the number of variables in web service
descriptions, rendering any attempts to compute an exact solution for modest size impractical. Toward this challenge, in this paper, we propose two novel (signature preserving and subsuming) approximation-based approaches using abstraction and refinement. We empirically validate that our proposals can solve realistic problems efficiently

Hyunyoung Kil, Wonhong Nam, Dongwon Lee