Due to the possibility of system crashes and network failures, the design of robust interactions for collaborative business processes is a challenge. If a process changes state, it sends messages to other relevant processes to inform them about this change. However, server crashes and network failures may result in a loss of messages. In this case, the state change is performed by only one process, resulting in global state/behavior inconsistencies and possibly deadlocks. Our idea to solve this problem is to (automatically) transform the original processes into their robust counterparts. We illustrate our solution using a subset of WSBPEL. A WS-BPEL process is modeled using a so called Nested Word Automata (NWA), to which we apply our transformation solution and on which we perform correctness proof. We have also analyzed the performance of our prototype implementation. In our previous work, we assumed that a certain pre-defined interaction follows the failed interaction. In this work, we lift this limitation by allowing an arbitrary behavior to follow the failed interaction, making our solution more generally applicable.
|Title of host publication||Seventh International Conference on Advanced Service Computing, Service Computation 2015|
|Place of Publication||Nice|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- System crash
- Collaborative process
- Network failure
Wang, L., Ferreira Pires, L., Wombacher, A., van Sinderen, M. J., & Chi, C. (2015). Robust interactions under system crashes and network failures of collaborative processes with arbitrary control flows. In Seventh International Conference on Advanced Service Computing, Service Computation 2015 (pp. 27-34). Nice: IARIA.