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11th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2007) (2007)
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Oct. 15, 2007 to Oct. 19, 2007
ISSN: 1541-7719
ISBN: 0-7695-2891-0
pp: 353
Milan Milanovic , University of Belgrade, Serbia
Nima Kaviani , Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada
Dragan Gasevic , Athabasca University, Canada
Adrian Giurca , Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Gerd Wagner , Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany
Vladan Devedzic , University of Belgrade, Serbia
and Marek Hatala , Simon Fraser University Surrey, Canada
ABSTRACT
A business process usually includes multiple busi- ness partners that use systems with their business log- ics represented in different rule (or policy) languages. The integration of business processes is a major goal followed by business enterprises and involves the in- terchange of business rules and policies between part- ners. However, the variety of business rules employed by the partners presents a significant burden to the integration of collaborating business systems. In this paper, we propose a solution that enables translating rules and policies defined in different rule languages into a single general rule language (REWERSE I1 Rule Markup Language - R2ML) and processing them in a uniform manner. This provides a unified view of different partners' business rules in an integration process, while permitting the partners to continue to leverage their own business rules without changing their technologies. We show how the concepts of the KAoS policy language can be transformed to R2ML and then from R2ML to the other rule (or policy) lan- guages.
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G. Wagner et al., "Business Process Integration by Using General Rule Markup Language," 11th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2007)(EDOC), Annapolis, Maryland, USA, 2007, pp. 353.
doi:10.1109/EDOC.2007.18
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