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Service-oriented Computing


Computer science

Jianrong Wang



Course Name: Service-oriented Computing

Course Code: S2293230

Semester: 5

Credit: 2

Program: Computer science

Course Module: Optional

Responsible:Jianrong Wang

E-mail: wjr@tju.edu.cn

Department: Tianjin International Engineering Institute

Time Allocation (1 credit hour = 45 minutes)













Course Description

The course is designed for Engineering Master of Computer Science in TIEI. The course introduces software service concept and the two main methods of service-oriented application development, and discusses the classic web application architecture and Web service composition. Main contents include service- oriented semantics, process, agents, service quality, and service quality credibility. Students will have a preliminary and extensive understanding about Service-Oriented Computing, as well as master the latest trends of development in distributed computing and software.


  • Database management system: to understand the relevant knowledge, concepts and operations

  • Electronic commerce technology: to acquire the basic knowledge and technology

Course Objectives

This course discusses basic concepts of Service-Oriented Computing to help students understand the ideas and principles. After this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the background of service applications,

  • Fully grasp the basic standards and technologies of service-oriented computing, and to

  • Combine theory with practice and achieve certain improvement in existing services, and build better models for different services.

Course Syllabus

  • Service-Oriented Architecture: definition, function, and function module of the platform

  • Web services: concepts, technical systems, specifications and standards

  • Service communications: communications and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) of distributed system

  • Service description: models, Web Service Description Language (WSDL)

  • Service publishing and discovery: name and Directory Services Overview

  • Service composition: basic knowledge, modeling and programming

  • Service-oriented end user programming: VINCA method system overview, tool set

Textbooks & References

  • Munindar P. Singh, Michael N. Huhns, John Wiley & Sons.Service-Oriented Computing:Semantics. Processes, Agents, John Wiley Sons, 2005.

  • Feuerlicht, George, Lamersdorf, Winfried.Service-Oriented Computing—ICSOS 2008 Workshops. Springer, 2009.

  • Griffiths, Nathan, Chao, Kuo-Ming.Agent-Based Service-Oriented Computing. Springer, 2010.

  • Stephen R Smoot, Nam K Tan.Private Cloud Computing: Consolidation, Virtualization, and Service-Oriented Infrastructure. Morgan Kaufmann, 2011.

Capability Tasks

CT2: To understand the basic concepts of Service-Oriented Computing.

CT3: To connect different Web services, then develop registration and discovery technology of Web service.

CT4: To understand the concept of organizational modeling, and realize distributed service-oriented system.

CS1: To master the basic theories of Service-Oriented Computing, and understand the development status and trends of Service-Oriented Computing.

CS2: To gain a comprehensive and solid foundation of Web service to develop registration and discovery technology of Web service.

CS3: To have the ability to analyze, and the ability to propose a solution for a practical background.


  • To master the background and basic knowledge of service application. – Level: A

  • To fully grasp the elementary standards and technology of service-oriented computing. – Level: M

  • To design a new Web service, and to make the resource description framework and the web ontology language specification. – Level: A

  • To evaluate the standards and the main part of web services architecture. – Level: M

Students: Computer science,Year 3