Multi-objective Service Similarity Metrics for More Effective Service Engineering Methods (Short Paper)

Dionysis Athanasopoulos, Apostolos V. Zarras

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The usage of single-objective similarity functions in engineering tasks of service-oriented software may reduce their effectiveness, since a single similarity value can be misleading. In particular, a single similarity value cannot be clearly interpreted, since it hides the values of its individual objectives. The state-of-the-art approaches, which use service similarity functions, typically rely on single-objective functions. Going in a complementary direction, we propose the usage of multi-objective functions for calculating service similarity. We formally define such a function and we provide emerging results, which show that the effectiveness of service engineering tasks can be improved by using multi-objective functions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 8th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 2015): Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467394697
Publication statusPublished - 04 Feb 2016
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2015 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 19 Oct 201521 Oct 2015


Conference8th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, SOCA 2015


  • multi-objective function
  • service interface
  • service similarity function
  • Service-oriented engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Software

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