CS 595G - Web Services and Security - Winter 2006


Browser-based web accessible software systems have been extremely successful in electronic commerce, especially for business-to-consumer applications. However, the difficulty of integrating business processes across heterogeneous platforms has been a major hurdle in extending this success to business-to-business applications. The emerging Web services paradigm addresses this problem by providing a framework for integration and interoperability of web accessible software applications across boundaries of business entities. One of the important research questions in this new area is establishing security of Web services. In this seminar we will discuss new results and problems on Web services and security.

Instructors: Tevfik Bultan and Richard Kemmerer

Enrollment Code: 75739

Meeting Time and Place: Tuesdays at 1:00pm in the CS conference room (Eng. I 2124)


Major Conferences Related to Web Services

Introductory Reading

Web services has been a popular topic in the technical magazines. All the issues listed below are on web services. The articles in these issues give a good overview of web service technologies and standards.

Web Service Standards

  1. Erik Christensen et al. Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 1.1
    Roberto Chinnici et al  Web Services Description Language (WSDL) Version 2.0
  2. Nilo Mitra et al. Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Version 1.2
  3. Tony Andrews et al. Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), Version 1.1
  4. Luc Clement et al. Universal Description Discovery & Integration (UDDI) Version 3.0.2
  5. Bob Atkinson et al. Web Services Security (WS-Security)
  6. Hal Lockhart et al. eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)
  7. P. Mishra et al. Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)