Cooperation of Processes through Message Level Agreement
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE04), 2004, Vol. 3084, no 2004Conference paper (Other academic)
E-Business is constantly growing as organizations are trying to inte-grate electronically in order to automate exchange of information, goods and services. To construct inter-organizational processes, the involved enterprise processes have to be able to integrate their services directly, or by use of busi-ness-to-business interaction standards. A problem is that existing processes are so diverse in protocols, activity and message forms that it is impossible to start collaboration without comprehensive adaptations. In this paper, we propose a framework for interoperation of processes, which is based on requirements for equivalence of document exchanges. We argue that this level of equivalence is sufficient to enable existing enterprise processes to collaborate without internal redesign. The proposed framework is aimed to facilitate process collaboration by using a mediator layer to perform necessary adaptations, while minimizing requirements for process similarity.
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2004. Vol. 3084, no 2004
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38437OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38437DiVA: diva2:310314
Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’04), Riga, Latvia. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3084. Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2004) 564–5792010-04-132010-04-13