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Flexible Workflow Management in Service Oriented Environments

Authors: 
B. Hofreiter, C. Huemer
Publisher: 
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg
Proceedings: 
Agent-Based Service Oriented Computing
Pages: 
81 - 111
Year: 
2010
Type: 
Book Contribution
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Department Focus: 
Business Informatics
TU Focus: 
Computational Science and Engineering
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-1-84996-040-3
Abstract: 
Ever faster changing market conditions require businesses to frequently<br> adapt their business processes and the underlying workflow systems. Serviceoriented<br> architectures are said to deliver this flexibility by loose coupling. In this<br> chapter we provide a survey on realizing flexible workflows on top of service oriented<br> architectures.We show how orchestrations and choreographies may be implemented<br> by state-of-the-art web services technology. The role of agents in realizing<br> workflows among services is discussed. Furthermore, we discuss service provision<br> in dynamic environments, when partners are dynamically bound to the workflow<br> and when changes to the workflow schema happen.
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