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Fundamental problems in Web services for GIScience applications

  • Paradoxes and chaos in the concept and context of Web services
  • High performance infrastructure for geospatial service
  • Syntactic API, SOAP and GML
  • The semantics of Web services
  • Service discovery
  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Service composition
  • Dynamic service invocation


  • Shi, X. 2007. Semantic Web Services – An Unfulfilled Promise. IEEE IT Professional. July/August 2007.
  • Shi, X. 2008. Letter: The Challenge of Semantic Web Services. IEEE Intelligent Systems. March/April 2008
  • Shi, X. 2010. High Performance Computing: Fundamental Research Challenges in Service Oriented GIS. Proceedings of the ACM GIS HPDGIS Workshop 2010.
  • Shi, X. & M. D. Nellis. 2013. Semantic Web and service computation in GIScience applications: a perspective and prospective. Geocarto International. April 2013. DOI:10.1080/10106049.2013.776644
  • Shi, X. The Semantics of Web Services: An Examination in GIScience Applications. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2, 888-907.