Analysis of multilateral service conversations in global business networks

Wei, Fuguo, Barros, Alistair P., & Ouyang, Chun (2013) Analysis of multilateral service conversations in global business networks. IEEE.


The rapid growth of services available on the Internet and exploited through ever globalizing business networks poses new challenges for service interoperability. New services, from consumer “apps”, enterprise suites, platform and infrastructure resources, are vying for demand with quickly evolving and overlapping capabilities, and shorter cycles of extending service access from user interfaces to software interfaces. Services, drawn from a wider global setting, are subject to greater change and heterogeneity, demanding new requirements for structural and behavioral interface adaptation.

In this paper, we analyze service interoperability scenarios in global business networks, and propose new patterns for service interactions, above those proposed over the last 10 years through the development of Web service standards and process choreography languages. By contrast, we reduce assumptions of design-time knowledge required to adapt services, giving way to run-time mismatch resolutions, extend the focus from bilateral to multilateral messaging interactions, and propose declarative ways in which services and interactions take part in long-running conversations via the explicit use of state.

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ID Code: 57732
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: paper for ICWS2013
Keywords: service interaction, service mismatch, service adaptation, service mediation, service conversation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Global Information Systems (080606)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Services CRC
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Smart Service CRC
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2013 23:11
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 17:03

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