Developing a Semantic Web Services for Interoperability

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Guohua Bai, Peng Zhang
Title: Developing a Semantic Web Services for Interoperability
Conference name: IEEE conference on service systems and service management
Year: 2005
Pagination: 0-7803-8971-9/05/©2005 IEEE
City: Chong Qing
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Interaction and System Design (Sektionen för teknik – adv. för interaktion och systemdesign)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: This paper deals with the design problems in
healthcare information systems on how to adapt to dynamic
factors and diversities so as to reach the interoperability
between healthcare actors. Those dynamic factors and
diversities are caused by, for example, constant suggestions
from users, changes in the applied technologies, and
after-learning related stepwise progresses. We suggest applying
Web services technology, especially the idea of Semantic Web to
tackle the problem of diversity in healthcare branch. In order to
tackle the problem of dynamic changes during the design
process, we suggest an evolutionary design methodology based
upon an organic development metaphor – embryonic
prototyping approach (EmA). We demonstrate our idea by the
project IMIS that is to design a semantic Web service for the
diabetic healthcare.
Subject: Computer Science\Effects on Society
Business Administration\Information
Public Health\General
Keywords: interoperability; semantic Web service; diabetic