Privacy-aware web service composition and ranking

E. Costante, F. Paci, N. Zannone

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Service selection is a key issue in the Future Internet, where applications are built by composing services and content offered by different service providers. Most existing service selection schemas only focus on QoS properties of services such as throughput, latency and response time, or on their trust and reputation level. By contrast, the risk of privacy breaches arising from the selection of component services whose privacy policy is not compliant with customers' privacy preferences is largely ignored. In this paper, we propose a novel privacy-preserving Web service composition and selection approach which (i) makes it possible to verify the compliance between users' privacy requirements and providers' privacy policies and (ii) ranks the composite Web services with respect to the privacy level they offer. We demonstrate our approach using a travel agency Web service as an example of service composition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2013, Santa Clara CA, USA, June 27-July 2, 2013)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-5025-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Eventconference; 20th International Conference on Web Services; 2013-06-27; 2013-07-02 -
Duration: 27 Jun 20132 Jul 2013


Conferenceconference; 20th International Conference on Web Services; 2013-06-27; 2013-07-02
Other20th International Conference on Web Services

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