An extensible framework for dynamic market-based service selection and business process execution
Conference object, Article
- Publisher: Springer
[ INFO.INFO-NI ] Computer Science [cs]/Networking and Internet Architecture [cs.NI] | Service-Oriented Computing | [ INFO ] Computer Science [cs] | Autonomous Components | Negotiation Framework
International audience; Business applications in open and dynamic service markets offer great opportunities for both consumers as well as for providers of services. However, the management of related business processes in such environments requires considerable (often still manual) effort. Specific additional challenges arise in highly dynamic environments which may lead, e.g., to service failures or even to complete disappearance of partners and, consequently, a need to reconfigure related processes. This work aims at generic software support for addressing such challenges mainly by providing an extensible negotiation framework which is capable of performing the tasks of service selection and service execution automatically. Its technical basis are augmented, reusable and highly autonomous service components that can be tailored towards the specific needs of each business process. In addition, the implementation of the negotiation framework includes a simulation component which offers convenient means to study the outcome of different settings of the business environment a priori.