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On State Synchronization of Business Conversations

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Carlos Molina-Jimenez, Emeritus Professor Santosh Shrivastava, Dr Simon Woodman


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The paper assumes that business interactions between trading partners are composed of well defined conversations (tasks), such as issue a purchase order, process payment, refund money, cancel purchase order, etc. Using RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes (PIPs) as an example of these conversations, the paper discusses a method that guarantees that trading partners have a mutually consistent view of the state of business interactions despite encountering software and hardware related problems (e.g., clock skews, unpredictable transmission delays, message loss etc.). The paper develops centralized as well as distributed execution models and outlines the middleware functionality required for maintaining consistency.

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Author(s): Molina-Jimenez C, Shrivastava SK, Woodman SJ

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 8th IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce and Technology (CEC)

Year of Conference: 2006

Pages: 324-327

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society

Notes: In proceedings of Joint Conference CEC2006, EEE 2006, WMCS 2006 and Joint Workshop BSN 2006, SoS4CO 2006

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780769525112