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Towards P2P-based Semantic Web Service Discovery with QoS Support

The growing number of web services advocates distributed discovery infrastructures which are semantics-enabled and support quality of service (QoS). In this paper, we introduce a novel approach for semantic discovery of web services in P2P-based registries taking into account QoS characteristics. We distribute (semantic) service advertisements among available registries such that it is possible to quickly identify the repositories containing the best probable matching services. Additionally, we represent the information relevant for the discovery process using Bloom filters and pre-computed matching information, such that search efforts are minimized when querying for services with a certain functional profiles. Query results can be ranked and users can provide feedbacks on the actual QoS provided by a service. To evaluate the credibility of these user reports when predicting service quality, we include a robust trust and reputation management mechanism.

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