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Implementing Workflow Reconfiguration in WS-BPEL

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Manuel Mazzara



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.

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Author(s): Mazzara M, Dragoni N, Zhou M

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2012

Pages: 23

Print publication date: 01/02/2012

Source Publication Date: February 2012

Report Number: 1313

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne