Implementing Workflow Reconfiguration in WS-BPEL

Manuel Mazzara, Nicola Dragoni, Mu Zhou

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the problem of dynamic reconfiguration by means of a workflow-based case study used for discussion. We state the requirements on a system implementing the workflow and its reconfiguration, and we describe the system’s design in BPMN. WS-BPEL, a language that would not naturally support dynamic change, is used as a target for implementation. The WS-BPEL recovery framework is here exploited to implement the reconfiguration using principles derived from previous research in process algebra and two mappings from BPMN to WS-BPEL are presented, one automatic and only mostly manual. Differences between the two are finally detailed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Internet Services and Information Security
    Volume2
    Issue number1/2
    Pages (from-to)73-92
    ISSN2182-2069
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Workflow Reconfiguration
    • BPMN
    • WS-BPEL

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