Implementing process views in the web service environment

X. Zhao, Chengfei Liu, W. Sadiq, M. Kowalkiewicz, S. Yongchareon

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Web service and business process technologies are widely adopted to facilitate business automation and collaboration. Given the complexity of business processes, it is a sought-after feature to show a business process with different views to cater for the diverse interests, authority levels, etc., of different users. Aiming to implement such flexible process views in the Web service environment, this paper presents a novel framework named FlexView to support view abstraction and concretisation of WS-BPEL processes. In the FlexView framework, a rigorous view model is proposed to specify the dependency and correlation between structural components of process views with emphasis on the characteristics of WS-BPEL, and a set of rules are defined to guarantee the structural consistency between process views during transformations. A set of algorithms are developed to shift the abstraction and concretisation operations to the operational level. A prototype is also implemented for the proof-of-concept purpose.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-52
Number of pages26
JournalWorld Wide Web
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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