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Deriving business service interfaces in Windows Workflow from UMM transactions

Authors: 
M. Zapletal
Publisher: 
Springer
Proceedings: 
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2008)
Pages: 
498 - 504
Year: 
2008
Type: 
Speech with proceedings
Hidden Keywords: 
Workflow, Business Processes, Business Collaborations
Department Focus: 
Business Informatics
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-3-540-89647-0
Abstract: 
Modeling inter-organizational business processes identifies the services each business partner has to provide and to consume as well as the flow of interactions between them. A model-driven approach to inter-organizational business processes allows abstracting from the underlying IT platform and, thereby, guarantees to survive changes in technology. UN/CEFACT's Modeling Methodology (UMM), which is defined as a UML profile, is currently one of the most promising approaches for modeling platform-independent business collaborations. However, well defined mappings to most of the current state-of-the-art candidate platforms are still missing. A candidate platform of growing interest is the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). In this paper, we outline a mapping from the basic UMM building blocks, i.e. business transactions, to business service interfaces (BSI) implemented in WF.
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