Advances in Computer Science and Information Technology. Computer Science and Information Technology. Second International Conference, CCSIT 2012, Bangalore, India, January 2-4, 2012. Proceedings, Part III

Research Article

Policy Based Accounting for Web Services

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-27317-9_8,
        author={V. MuthuLakshmi and Sheila Anand},
        title={Policy Based Accounting for Web Services},
        proceedings={Advances in Computer Science and Information Technology. Computer Science and Information Technology. Second International Conference, CCSIT 2012, Bangalore, India, January 2-4, 2012. Proceedings, Part III},
        proceedings_a={CCSIT PART  III},
        year={2012},
        month={11},
        keywords={web service web service accounting policy based accounting flexible accounting accounting architecture},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-27317-9_8}
    }
    
  • V. MuthuLakshmi
    Sheila Anand
    Year: 2012
    Policy Based Accounting for Web Services
    CCSIT PART III
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27317-9_8
V. MuthuLakshmi1,*, Sheila Anand2,*
  • 1: St. Joseph’s college of Engineering
  • 2: Anna University
*Contact email: ajayanish@gmail.com, sheila.anand@gmail.com

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a Policy based Accounting Architecture to integrate and automate the accounting functions and management for web services. The charging and accounting schemes currently used for web services are relatively simple. Users have either been charged a flat rate or charged based on the Internet connection time. A flexible accounting model is needed to cater to the varying needs of service providers while taking into accounts the user’s spending limits and preferences for billing and payment. Policies will enable the service providers to describe the different charging schemes and implement the provisioning of accounting services to allow users to choose schemes that meet their needs. Policies expressed in a standardized way can be used to configure accounting processes to support the collection of information about resource utilization. Policies can also facilitate the distribution of accounting tasks among different entities. We have implemented and tested the proposed model for a on-line book store with web services having different charging schemes like fixed rate and varying rate based on usage of resources.