Web services are playing a pivotal role in e-business, service intelligence, service science and information systems. This article will examine how the main players make decisions for activities in web service lifecycle (WSLC) and propose a holistic model for decision making in web services. More specifically, this article first examines main players in web services. It also reviews the existing web service lifecycles and proposes a demand-driven web service lifecycle for web service requesters. It will then examine six driving factors for web services, look at their interrelationships and propose a holistic model for decision making in web services, C6, which consists of six Cs: communication, competition, coordination, collaboration, cooperation and control, taking into account the main players in web services and web service lifecycle (WSLC). The proposed approach will facilitate research and development of web services, e-services, service intelligence, service science and service computing.
Sun, Zhaohao; Meredith, Grant; and Jia, Long, "C6 : A Holistic Model for Decision Making in Web Services" (2009). ACIS 2009 Proceedings. 17.