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Big Island, HI, USA
Jan. 6, 2005 to Jan. 6, 2005
Zhe Shan , City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon
Dickson K. W. Chiu , Dickson Computer Systems, Kowloon
Qing Li , City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon
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.
Zhe Shan, Dickson K. W. Chiu, Qing Li, "Systematic Interaction Management in a Workflow View Based Business-to-Business Process Engine", HICSS, 2005, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2005, pp. 162b, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2005.573