A Framework for E-services: a Three-Level Approach towards Process and Data Management

P.W.P.J. Grefen, H. Ludwig, S.A. Angelov

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    Abstract

    Service outsourcing is the business paradigm, in which an organization has part of its business process performed by a service provider. In dynamic markets, service providers can be selected on the fly during process enactment. The cooperation be-tween the parties is specified in a dynamically made electronic contract. This con-tract includes a process specification that is tailored towards service brokering and cross-organizational process enactment and hence has to conform to market and specification standards. Process enactment, however, relies on intra-organizational process specifications that have to comply with the infrastructure available in an organization for process and data management. In this report, we present a three-level process and data specification framework for dynamic con-tract-based service outsourcing. This framework relates the two process specifica-tion levels through a third, conceptual level. This approach is inspired by the well-known ANSI-SPARC model for data management. We discuss an abstract architec-ture for dynamic service outsourcing based on the three-level framework. We show how the framework and architecture can be placed in the context of existing infra-structures for cross-organizational process support. As service outsourcing is used more and more for core business processes requiring reliable execution, we pay special attention to transaction management.
    Original languageUndefined
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages50
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    No.02-07
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-5882
    • IR-57059
    • METIS-209523

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    Grefen, P. W. P. J., Ludwig, H., & Angelov, S. A. (2002). A Framework for E-services: a Three-Level Approach towards Process and Data Management. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. 02-07). Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).
    Grefen, P.W.P.J. ; Ludwig, H. ; Angelov, S.A. / A Framework for E-services: a Three-Level Approach towards Process and Data Management. Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 2002. 50 p. (CTIT Technical Report Series; 02-07).
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    Grefen, PWPJ, Ludwig, H & Angelov, SA 2002, A Framework for E-services: a Three-Level Approach towards Process and Data Management. CTIT Technical Report Series, no. 02-07, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).

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