Workflow technology has recently been employed as a framework for implementing business-to-business (B2B) process enactment over the Internet. This typically requires collaborative enactment of workflows across multiple organizations. In this paper, we propose the use of workflow views as a fundamental support mechanism for B2B interactions. A workflow view is an external accessible subset of a private workflow. We present a methodology to show how B2B interactions can be systematically managed with the workflow view mechanism, by customizable orchestration of Web services mapping into internal existing workflows. We further present a deployment architecture for a B2B process engine and detail our implementation with contemporary Web services technologies. In addition, asynchronous events and exceptions as well as interaction monitoring can be facilitated in a unified framework.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Nov 2005|
|Event||38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Big Island, HI, United States|
Duration: 3 Jan 2005 → 6 Jan 2005
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