Mobile Web Services Framework

IEEE Internet Distributed Systems released a paper by Mustafa Adacel and Ayse B. Bener that proposes to integrate web services to the mobile platform utlising mobile agents. The paper goes onto outline a framework that is designed to adapt Web services to mobile environments that enable the development of high-performance Web service applications.

Our test results show that eliminating XML processing on mobile clients and SOAP-message transfer over wireless links improves performance in terms of response time and data load.

Bener & Adacal propose a ‘Workflow Engine’ that can communicate with web service providers and invoke related services.