The aim of this project is the development of an intelligent Web services management system. This system will serve as a central node for automated discovery, collection, distribution, composition and control of Web services, whose characteristics will be described using ontologies or metadata according to the Semantic Web framework.
The proposed system can potentially constitute the infrastructure for a variety of intelligent Web applications and services in the domains of e-commerce, e-learning and e-government. For example, in the e-commerce domain, the system can serve as a central node for collecting requests from both consumers and enterpraises. The requests will be rerouted to one or more registered Web services, according to the business logic, in order to fullfil the initial requests. One of the main targets of the project is the development of a pilot e-commerce platform on top of the intelligent system, through which the usability of the latter will be evaluated.