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Analysis of Business Process Integration in Web Service Context
Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)
  • J. Shen, University of Wollongong
  • G. Grossmann, University of South Australia
  • Y. Yang, Swinburne University of Technology
  • M. Stumptner, University of South Australia
  • M. Schrefl, University of South Australia
  • T. Reiter, University of South Australia
RIS ID
14120
Publication Date
31-12-2006
Publication Details
This article will be published as: Shen, J, Grossman, G, Yang, Y, et al, Analysis of Business Process Integration in Web Service Context, FGCS (Future Generation Computer Systems): The International Journal of Grid Computing: Theory, Models and Applications, 23(3), 283-294 (in press, to be published 7 March 2007). Original journal from Elsevier available here.
Abstract
The integration of Web services is a recent outgrowth of the Business Process integration field that will require powerful meta-schema matching mechanisms supported by higher level abstractions, such as UML meta-models. Currently, there are many XML-based workflow process specification languages (e.g. XPDL, BPEL) which can be used to define business processes in the Web services and Grid Computing world. However, with limited capability to describe the relationships (schemas or ontologies) between process objects, the dominant use of XML as a meta-data markup language makes the semantics of the processes ambiguous. OWL-S (Ontology Web Language for Services) exploits the semantic description power of OWL to build an ontology language for services. It therefore becomes a candidate for an inter lingua. In this paper, we propose an integration framework for business processes, which is applied to Web services defined in OWL-S.
Citation Information
J. Shen, G. Grossmann, Y. Yang, M. Stumptner, et al.. "Analysis of Business Process Integration in Web Service Context" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jshen/29/