Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) is a flexible software design paradigm for enterprises. The workflows of a company are implemented as services which can be arranged, updated and managed at runtime without interfering with ongoing business. Service management aims at providing undisturbed access to services. Its efficiency strongly depends on a fast response time in the case of a failure. This is hard to achieve since the relations between applications and services require comprehensive knowledge and lack transparency for administrators. Self-organizing approaches promise a solution by automating service discovery.

Dr. Weise has contributed to the fields of web service discovery and composition, of semantic service description, and service/QoS monitoring mainly in the late 2000s and early 2010s. His maybe most important contribution to the field was the joint development of a system which enabled service compositions from semantic descriptions stored in a knowledge base. This systems therefore utilized multiple composition algorithms from which the most appropriate set was dynamically selected and applied according to the size of the knowledge base and the available processors. The functionality of our system, which won several awards in the international web service challenges from 2006 to 2008, was made available through Web Services interface itself. We thus showed that web service composition could be provided as component in self-organizing service management systems with any number of services and ontologies. Due to the success of the system, Dr. Weise later became one of the co-organizes of the web service challenge himself.

1. Publications

  • Thomas Weise, Brian M. Blake, and Steffen Bleul. Semantic Web Service Composition: The Web Service Challenge Perspective. In Athman Bouguettaya, Quan Z. Sheng, and Florian Daniel, editors, Web Services Foundations – Part 1: Foundations of Web Services, chapter 7, pages 161-187. Secaucus, NJ, USA: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., first online September 2013 / Copyright 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4614-7517-0.
    doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-7518-7_7 / pdf
    Indexing: EI:20172603853294

  • Ajay Bansal, Srividya Bansal, Brian M. Blake, Steffen Bleul, and Thomas Weise. Overview of the Web Services Challenge (WSC): Discovery and Composition of Semantic Web Services. In Brian M. Blake, Liliana Cabral, Birgitta König-Ries, Ulrich Küster, and David Martin, editors, Semantic Web Services – Advancement through Evaluation, chapter 19, pages 297-312. April 2012, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-642-28734-3.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28735-0_19
    Indexing: EI:20172803915654

  • Brian M. Blake, Thomas Weise, and Steffen Bleul. WSC-2010: Web Services Composition and Evaluation. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA'10), pages 1-4, Perth, WA, Australia, December 13–15, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4244-9802-4, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    doi:10.1109/SOCA.2010.5707190
    Indexing: EI:20111113747701

  • Xin Yu, Thomas Weise, Ke Tang, and Steffen Bleul. QoS-aware Semantic Web Service Composition for SOAs. WSC-2010: Web Services Composition and Evaluation. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA'10), pages 1-4, Perth, WA, Australia, December 13–15, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4244-9802-4, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press
    doi:10.1109/SOCA.2010.5707192
    Indexing: EI:20111113747703

  • Srividya Kona, Ajay Bansal, Brian M. Blake, Steffen Bleul, and Thomas Weise. WSC-2009: A Quality of Service-Oriented Web Services Challenge. In Birgit Hofreiter, editor, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC'09), pages 487-490, Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology, July 20–23, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-7695-3755-9, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Computer Society and Red Hook, NY, USA: Curran Associates, Inc.
    doi:10.1109/CEC.2009.80
    Indexing: EI:20094712467206, Google Scholar

  • Diana Elena Comes, Steffen Bleul, Thomas Weise, and Kurt Geihs. A Flexible Approach for Business Processes Monitoring. In Twittie Senivongse and Rui Oliveira, editors, Proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS'09), volume 5523/2009 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 116-128, Lisbon, Portugal, June 9–11, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-642-02163-3, Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag GmbH.
    doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02164-0_9
    Indexing: EI:20093412265790, WOS:000268061500009

  • Steffen Bleul, Thomas Weise, and Kurt Geihs. The Web Service Challenge – A Review on Semantic Web Service Composition. Electronic Communications of the EASST, 17(204):1-13, Special Issue: Michael Wagner, Dieter Hogrefe, Kurt Geihs, and Klaus David, editors, “Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen 2009”, KiVS'09, Proceedings, Workshops der Wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen 2009 (WowKiVS 2009), Kassel, Hesse, Germany: University of Kassel, Fachbereich 16: Elektrotechnik/Informatik, March 5, 2009. Potsdam, Germany: European Association of Software Science and Technology (EASST; Universität Potsdam, Institute for Informatics).
    doi:10.14279/tuj.eceasst.17.204

  • Ajay Bansal, Brian M. Blake, Srividya Kona, Steffen Bleul, Thomas Weise, and Michael C. Jäger. WSC-08: Continuing the Web Services Challenge. In Proceedings of IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (10th CEC) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (5th EEE) (CEC/EEE'08), pages 351-354, Washington, DC, USA, July 21–24, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-7695-3340-7, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Computer Society.
    doi:10.1109/CECandEEE.2008.146
    Indexing: EI:20091512027446, WOS:000265327500048, Google Scholar

  • Thomas Weise, Steffen Bleul, Marc Kirchhoff, and Kurt Geihs. Semantic Web Service Composition for Service-Oriented Architectures. In Proceedings of IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (10th CEC) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (5th EEE) (CEC/EEE'08), pages 355-358, Washington, DC, USA, July 21–24, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-7695-3340-7, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Computer Society.
    doi:10.1109/CECandEEE.2008.148
    Indexing: EI:20091512027447, WOS:000265327500049

  • Thomas Weise, Steffen Bleul, Diana Elena Comes, and Kurt Geihs. Different Approaches to Semantic Web Service Composition. In Abdelhamid Mellouk, Jun Bi, Guadalupe Ortiz, Kak Wah (Dickson) Chiu, and Manuela Popescu, editors, Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW'08), pages 90-96, Athens, Greece, June 8–13, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-7695-3163-2, Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society Press.
    doi:10.1109/ICIW.2008.32
    Indexing: EI:20083711536637, WOS:000290504500016, Google Scholar

  • Thomas Weise, Steffen Bleul, and Kurt Geihs. Web Service Composition Systems for the Web Service Challenge – A Detailed Review. Kasseler Informatikschriften (KIS) 2007, 7, Kassel, Hesse, Germany: University of Kassel, Fachbereich 16: Elektrotechnik/Informatik, November 19, 2007.
    urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2007111919638

  • Steffen Bleul, Thomas Weise, and Kurt Geihs. Making a Fast Semantic Service Composition System Faster. In Proceedings of IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (9th CEC) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (4th EEE) (CEC/EEE'07), pages 517-520, Tokyo, Japan: National Center of Sciences, July 23–26, 2007. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Computer Society.
    With this work, we won the 2nd place in the 2007 Web Service Challenge (WSC).
    doi:10.1109/CEC-EEE.2007.62
    Indexing: EI:20083511485208, WOS:000250044300070

  • Steffen Bleul, Thomas Weise, and Kurt Geihs. An Ontology for Quality-Aware Service Discovery. International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), 21(4):227-234, July 2006. Special issue on “Engineering Design and Composition of Service-Oriented Applications”
    Indexing: EI:20064410208380, WOS:000241341900002, SCI, Google Scholar

  • Steffen Bleul, Thomas Weise, and Kurt Geihs. Large-Scale Service Composition in Semantic Service Discovery. In Andreas Wombacher, Christian Huemer, and Markus Stolze, editors, Proceedings of 2006 IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (CEC/EEE'06), pages 427-429, Millbrae, CA, USA: Westin San Francisco Airport, June 26–29, 2006. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Computer Society.
    With this work, we won the first place in the 2006 Web Service Challenge (WSC).
    doi:10.1109/CEC-EEE.2006.59
    Indexing: EI:20070110350633

  • Steffen Bleul and Thomas Weise. An Ontology for Quality-Aware Service Discovery. In Christian Zirpins, Guadalupe Ortiz, Winfried Lamersdorf, and Wolfgang Emmerich, editors, First International Workshop on Engineering Service Compositions (WESC'05), pages 35-42, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 12, 2005. Volume RC23821 (W0512-008) of IBM Research Report, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
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2. Organized Events

  • M. Brian Blake, Thomas Weise, and Steffen Bleul. 2010 Web Service Challenge (WSC-2010) on Semantic Web Service Composition with Quality-of-Service at the Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC), November 11, 2010, Fudan University, Shanghai, China