Title: Web services: an approach to business integration models for micro-payment

Authors: William Song, Deren Chen, Jen-Yao Chung

Addresses: Computer Science, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK. ' Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. ' IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA

Abstract: The introduction of the semantic web and web service technologies enables business processes, modelling and management to enter an entirely new stage. Traditional web-based business data and transactions can now be extracted to discover new business rules and strategies. Methods equipped with business policies and processes will construct services, workflows, and software functions. As a service intensive activity, micro-payment has many tasks involving different forms of services. Through analysing web service issues for micro-payment systems, we will investigate, discuss and illustrate how the web services technology support and transform the business process and integration model and produce various service flows.

Keywords: web services; business integration; business processes; service flows; e-commerce; e-payments; micro-payment; e-business; electronic business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2006.010866

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2006 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.265 - 280

Published online: 08 Sep 2006 *

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