A Service-Based Framework for Flexible Business Processes

Ardagna, D., Baresi, L., Comai, S., Comuzzi, M. & Pernici, B. (2011). A Service-Based Framework for Flexible Business Processes. IEEE Software, 28(2), pp. 61-67. doi: 10.1109/MS.2011.28

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Abstract

This article describes a framework for the design and enactment of flexible and adaptive business processes. It combines design-time and run-time mechanisms to offer a single integrated solution. The design-time environment supports the specification of process-drivenWeb applications with Quality of Service (QoS) constraints and monitoring annotations. The runtime identifies the actual services, from the QoS perspective, oversees the execution through monitoring, and reacts to failures and infringement of QoS constraints. The article also discusses these issues on a proof of concept application developed for an industrial supply chain scenario.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Business process, QoS, Web design, Web service, adaptability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Informatics > Department of Computing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4087

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