Configurable services in the cloud : supporting variability while enabling

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Abstract

The Software as a Service (SaaS) paradigm is particularly interesting for situations where many organizations need to support similar processes. For example, municipalities, courts, rental agencies, etc. support highly similar processes. However, despite these similarities, there is also the need to allow for local variations in a controlled manner. Therefore, cloud infrastructures should provide configurable services such that products and processes can be customized while sharing commonalities. Configurable and executable process models are essential to realize such infrastructures. This will finally transform reference models from "paper tigers" (reference modeling à la SAP, ARIS, etc.) into an "executable reality". Moreover, "configurable services in the cloud" enable cross-organizational process mining. This way, organizations can learn from each other and improve their processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2010 (Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, IS, DOA and ODBASE, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, October 25-29, 2010, Proceedings, Part I)
EditorsR. Meersman, T. Dillon, P. Herrero
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages8-25
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-16933-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume6426

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