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Web services and Grid computing are technologies with a great impact these days. Both technologies are taking a syntactical based approach to describe services, and therefore, limited support is provided for service related tasks like: discovery, composition, etc. Semantic Web services try to overcome the limitations of syntactical based approaches by adding semantics to services descriptions. One of the most salient initiatives in Semantic Web services area is the Web Service Modeling Ontology (WSMO). WSMO provides a conceptual model and languages to express semantic descriptions of services. We believe that WSMO, the conceptual model, and WSML, the associated family of languages, with some extensions and/or restrictions could be the solution for semantically describe services in Grid environment.
Date of Conference: 27-29 Nov. 2005