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Identifying Web Service Integration Challenges

Identifying Web Service Integration Challenges
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Author(s): Frank Goethals (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), Wilfried Lemahieu (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)and Jacques Vandenbulcke (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch085
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Web services technology promises well for the future of Business-to-Business integration (B2Bi). However, this technology is still in its infancy and the community is facing many challenges. In this paper we discuss some important B2Bi issues and look how web services could play their part in these. Currently, many web services related standards are being drawn up, but most of these are still immature and do not bring a real answer to the proposed challenges. Consequently, many topics for future research can be identified.

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