Implementing process views in the web service environment

Zhao, X., Liu, C., Sadiq, W., Kowalkiewicz, M., & Yongchareon, S. (2011) Implementing process views in the web service environment. World Wide Web: Internet and Web Information Systems, 14(1), pp. 27-52.

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Web service and business process technologies are widely adopted to facilitate business automation and collaboration. Given the complexity of business processes, it is a sought-after feature to show a business process with different views to cater for the diverse interests, authority levels, etc., of different users. Aiming to implement such flexible process views in the Web service environment, this paper presents a novel framework named FlexView to support view abstraction and concretisation of WS-BPEL processes. In the FlexView framework, a rigorous view model is proposed to specify the dependency and correlation between structural components of process views with emphasis on the characteristics of WS-BPEL, and a set of rules are defined to guarantee the structural consistency between process views during transformations. A set of algorithms are developed to shift the abstraction and concretisation operations to the operational level. A prototype is also implemented for the proof-of-concept purpose. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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ID Code: 86012
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: business process view, web service, workflow management, WS-BPEL, Business automation, Business Process, Flexible process, Operational level, Process view, Proof of concept, Service environment, Set of rules, Structural component, Workflow managements, Abstracting, Management, Work simplification, Web services
DOI: 10.1007/s11280-010-0096-y
ISSN: 1386145X (ISSN)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2015 07:46
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2015 05:14

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