Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems, International Workshop on (2002)
Newport Beach, California
June 26, 2002 to June 28, 2002
Jie Meng , University of Florida
Raja Krithivasan , University of Florida
Stanley Y. W. Su , University of Florida
Sumi Helal , University of Florida
This paper presents a solution to achieve dynamic Inter-enterprise workflow management using the e-services provided by collaborative e-business enterprises. E-services are distributed services that can be accessed programmatically on the Internet, using SOAP messages and the HTTP protocol. We categorize e-services according to their business types and manage them in an UDDI-enabled Broker Server. By E-service requests are specified in the activities of a process model according to some standardized e-service templates and are bound to the proper service providers at run-time by using a constraint-based, dynamic service binding mechanism. The workflow management system is dynamic in the sense that the actual business organizations that take part in a business process are not determined until run-time.
S. Y. Su, S. Helal, R. Krithivasan and J. Meng, "Flexible Inter-Enterprise Workflow Management using E-Services," Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems, International Workshop on(WECWIS), Newport Beach, California, 2002, pp. 43.