Architecture support for flexible chain management

R.E. Seguel Pérez, H. Eshuis, P.W.P.J. Grefen

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In competitive markets, organizations collaborate in business chains using dynamic service outsourcing to deliver complex products and services. To enable the flexible formation of business chains, organizations can use protocol adaptation to ensure that their business protocols are compatible. In this paper, we present three different software architectures that enable the flexible formation and enactment of different chain structures, in which the protocol adaptation component is a key enabler. We show the feasibility of the approach by extending software architecture definitions from the literature for each flexible chain formation case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th SIKS/BENAIS Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (EIS 2010), November 16, 2010, Eindhoven. The Netherlands
EditorsB.F. Dongen, van, H.A. Reijers
Place of PublicationAachen
PublisherRWTH Aachen
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th SIKS/BENAIS Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (EIS 2010) - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Nov 201016 Nov 2010
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Conference5th SIKS/BENAIS Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (EIS 2010)
Abbreviated titleEIS 2010
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