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ID2208 Programming Web-Services 7.5 credits

Web services offer a new and evolving paradigm for building distributed applications. They enable any organization or individual to make its digital assets available with unprecedented ease and convenience. This course introduces fundamental principles and techniques for building Web services as well as gives training in application of the techniques to programming particular Web services.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ID2208 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Introduction and basic concepts for web services. 
  • The bases of markup languages and XML. 
  • XML messages (SOAP). 
  • Web Service Description (WSDL). 
  • Web Service Discovery (UDDI). 
  • WS policy description. 
  • Coordination of web services (WS coordination and WS transaction). 
  • Web service composition methods (BPEL4WS). 
  • Web service security. 
  • Services of the  semantic web (RDF and OWL-S).
  • Web services and resources. 
  • Future trends. 

Practical part of the course contains exercises and a project that includes implementation of web services.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

  • formulate definitions of main concept and methods for web services
  • evaluate and use the main concepts and the methods in the area for web services and service oriented architectures.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in basic Programming and Java corresponding to ID1018 programming I. 

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge and skills corresponding to Introduction to Computer Science and Operating systems course. Knowledge of Java.


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • ANN1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

TEN1 is a written examination.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web ID2208

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Matskin, Mihhail