Towards an approach for modeling serviceoriented business processes

Youcef Baghdadi, Zakaria Maamar

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Abstract

This paper stresses out the principles of abstraction, specialization, and separation of concerns in addition to the role of service-oriented architecture in smoothing the modelling and design of business processes by reducing the complexity and achieving the flexibility of these processes. A business process is considered as an artefact entity that is implemented using a set of concrete activities. The coordination of these activities happens through a state that reflects the execution progress of the business process. The activities and data that a business process requires are made available through specialized components known as business objects. The control of a business process, its state, its activities, and the data it requires are assigned to different services. Because of the multiple perspectives (e.g., design, invocation, and tracking) from which a business process can be examined, services are specialized into two types, namely Web service and data service. As a result, this specialization makes a business process flexible, reduces the complexity of controlling and coordinating its activities, and reinforces the access controls over these activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems: Global Information Systems Challenges in Management, EMCIS 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event7th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2010 - Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Apr 12 2010Apr 13 2010

Other

Other7th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2010
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu-Dhabi
Period4/12/104/13/10

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Keywords

  • Business process modelling
  • Data services
  • SOA
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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Baghdadi, Y., & Maamar, Z. (2010). Towards an approach for modeling serviceoriented business processes. In Proceedings of the European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems: Global Information Systems Challenges in Management, EMCIS 2010