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Required Resources

  1. Java SDK and JRE
  2. Apache Tomcat Server
  3. Apache Axis 2 Server 
  4. Netbeans or Eclipse IDE
  5. Visual Studio .NET

Examination material or equipment

Only pens and pencils are allowed. The test paper will have space for writing answers.

Unit Schedule

Week Date* Activities Assessment
0 21/02/11   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 28/02/11 Introduction to Service Oriented Computing and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) Refer Moodle Page
2 07/03/11 XML Refresher  
3 14/03/11 Web Services Standards - SOAP  
4 21/03/11 Web Services Standards - WSDL  
5 28/03/11 Web Services Standards - UDDI  
6 04/04/11 Web Services Composition, Orchestration and Mashups  
7 11/04/11 Web Services Metrics and Service Level Agreements Submission of Phase 1
8 18/04/11 Web Services Reliable Messaging Demonstrations of practical
Mid semester break
9 02/05/11 Web Services Security  
10 09/05/11 Advanced Topics and Research Issues Submission of Phase 2
11 16/05/11 Revision and Discussion Demonstrations of practical
12 23/05/11 Emerging Trends and Research Issues Unit test in lecture
  30/05/11 SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken SWOT VAC

*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.

Assessment Policy

To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:

  • 40% or more in the unit's examination, and
  • 40% or more in the unit's total non-examination assessment, and
  • an overall unit mark of 50% or more.

If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit

Assessment Tasks


  • Assessment task 1
    Web Services Practical Assignment
    Web Services Practical, Development, Deployment and Invocation
    Criteria for assessment:

    Provided as specifications and marking criteria - depending on the level of accomplishment in each task.

    Due date:
    Week 7 and Week 10 Submission of Phase 1 and 2 respectively. Demonstrations in Weeks 8 and 11 respectively.


  • Examination 1
    2 hours
    Type (open/closed book):
    Closed book
    Electronic devices allowed in the exam:
    Unit Test will be held in Week 12 in the Lecture.

Assignment submission

Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments


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Reading List

1. Web Services: Concepts, Architectures and Applications by Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno and Vijay Machiraju

2. SOA Using Java Web Services by Mark D. Hansen

3. Any other papers/resources provided in the lectures.

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