Event-based Coordination of Process-oriented Composite Applications

Dumas, Marlon, Fjellheim, Tore, Milliner, Stephen W., & Vayssiere, Julien (2005) Event-based Coordination of Process-oriented Composite Applications. In International Conference on Business Process Management, 5-8 September 2005, Nancy, France.

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A process-oriented composite application aggregates functionality from a number of other applications and coordinates these applications according to a process model. Traditional approaches to develop process-oriented composite application rely on statically defined process models that are deployed into a process management engine. This approach has the advantage that application designers and users can comprehend the dependencies between the applications involved in the composition by referring to the process model. A major disadvantage however is that once deployed the behaviour of every execution of the composite application is expected to abide by its process model until this model is changed and re-deployed. This makes it difficult to enrich the application with even minor features, to plug-in new applications into the composition, or to hot-fix the composite application to meet special circumstances or demands (e.g. to personalise the application). This paper describes a technique for translating a process-oriented application into an event-based application which is more amenable to such runtime adaptation. The process-based and event-based views of the application can then co-exist and be synchronised offline if the changes become permanent and it is found desirable to reflect them in the process model.

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ID Code: 2939
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: flexible process execution, activity diagram, event, based coordination, coordination middleware
DOI: 10.1007/11538394_16
ISBN: 9783540282389
ISSN: 1611-3349
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink.
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Deposited On: 16 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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