Transforming Internal Activities of Business Process Models to Services Compositions

Teduh Dirgahayu, Dick Quartel, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    Abstract

    As a service composition language, BPEL imposes as constraint that a business process model should consist only of activities for interacting with other business processes. BPEL provides limited support for implementing internal activities, i.e. activities that are performed by a single business process without involvement of other business processes. BPEL is hence not suitable to implement internal activities that include complex data manipulation. There are a number of options to make BPEL able to implement such internal activities. In this paper we analyse those options based on their feasibility, efficiency, reusability, portability and merging. The analysis indicates that delegating internal activities’ functionality to other services is the best option. We therefore present an approach for transforming internal activities to service invocations. The application of this approach on a business process model results in a service composition model that consists only of activities for interaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationJoint Proceedings of the Workshops: IWUC, MDEIS and TCoB
    EditorsS.K. Mostefaoui, Z. Maamar, L. Ferreira Pires, S. Hammoudi, S. Rinderle-Ma, S. Sadiq, K. Schulz
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherINSTICC PRESS
    Pages52-63
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-989-8111-49-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
    Event4th International Workshop on Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems, MDEIS 2008 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 12 Jun 200813 Jun 2008
    Conference number: 4
    http://www.iceis.org/iceis2008/workshops/mdeis/mdeis2008-cfp.html

    Workshop

    Workshop4th International Workshop on Model-Driven Enterprise Information Systems, MDEIS 2008
    Abbreviated titleMDEIS
    CountrySpain
    CityBarcelona
    Period12/06/0813/06/08
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • IR-62363
    • EWI-12902
    • SCS-Services
    • METIS-252034

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    Dirgahayu, T., Quartel, D., & van Sinderen, M. J. (2008). Transforming Internal Activities of Business Process Models to Services Compositions. In S. K. Mostefaoui, Z. Maamar, L. Ferreira Pires, S. Hammoudi, S. Rinderle-Ma, S. Sadiq, & K. Schulz (Eds.), Joint Proceedings of the Workshops: IWUC, MDEIS and TCoB (pp. 52-63). Portugal: INSTICC PRESS. https://doi.org/10.5220/0001736800520063