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On Contract Compliant Business Process Coordination

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


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In this paper we assume that business-to-business interactions between trading partners are being regulated by electronic contracts and take place over the Internet in loosely coupled mode. We highlight some technical issues involved in ensuring that an execution of a cross-organizational business process is compliant with the corresponding electronic contract. We argue that the contract needs to be represented at different levels of abstractions from declarative to implementation dependent. Next, we explain why business processes executed in loosely coupled mode require run-time coordination mechanisms to ensure that partners are performing mutually consistent actions. We suggest that this issue is all about the execution of business processes with state notification to guarantee the observance of safety properties.

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Author(s): Molina-Jimenez C, Shrivastava S

Editor(s): Johnsen, E.B., Owe, O., Schneider, G.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: NWPT'07/FLACOS'07 Workshop Proceedings

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: 113-115

Publisher: Universitetet i Oslo, Institutt for informatikk

Notes: Proceedings published as Universitetet i Oslo, Institutt for informatikk, Research Report 366.