Finding Trading Partners to Establish Ad-Hoc Business Processes

Andreas Wombacher, Bendick Mahleko

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    Enabling technology for realizing ad-hoc business processes currently is becoming more and more popular, like for example web services. Ad-hoc business processes are semantically characterized by a description of the exchanged messages and by the potential message sequences. These semantic meta-data are required to enable efficient and precise searching and finding of potential trading partners. Based on the experience of current web technology, manual maintenance of meta-data is neglected by most editors, therefore the meta-data must be generated automatically. Within this paper, we propose a method to derive a specification of potential message sequences based on a private workflow model. Further, we describe an algorithm for matchmaking of message sequence specifications as part of a search engine for ad-hoc business processes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2002: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE
    Subtitle of host publicationConfederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2002, Proceedings
    EditorsRobert Meersman, Zahir Tari
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-36124-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-00106-5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
    Event10th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2002 - University of California, Irvine, United States
    Duration: 30 Oct 20021 Nov 2002
    Conference number: 10

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    Conference10th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2002
    Abbreviated titleCoopIS
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address


    • Business process
    • credit card
    • Interaction pattern
    • Trading partner
    • Service requestor


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