Towards a unified approach for business process modeling using context-based artifacts and Web services

Nanjangud C. Narendra, Youakim Badr, Philippe Thiran, Zakaria Maamar

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Abstract

Service-Oriented Architecture is a paradigm for modeling and enacting business processes that promotes improved flexibility and monitorability through the composition of loosely-coupled Web services. However, such process-centric composition, with focus on invoking Web services to reach a stated goal, still does not provide the desired flexibility. Web services implementations are typically locked into the business logic of the business processes that they implement. Additionally, monitoring such Web services compositions becomes cumbersome especially for business analysts and managers who are not IT experts. To address these issues, this paper presents a unified process- and data-centric approach with focus on Web services as a driving element to the changes affecting both processes and data. In this approach a business process is modeled as a collection of interacting (business) artifacts, each of which behaves as per a predefined state transition system called Artifact Life-Cycle (ALC). An ALC is enriched with contextual details, which permits business process execution monitoring. Throughout this paper, a realistic running example in the purchase order domain is used for illustration purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing
Pages332-339
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventSCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing - Bangalore, India
Duration: Sep 21 2009Sep 25 2009

Publication series

NameSCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing

Other

OtherSCC 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period9/21/099/25/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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