Title: Complex adaptive services

Authors: Jean-Francois Mascari, Giuseppe Alfredo Cavarretta

Addresses: Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo – (National Research Council), CNR Viale del Policlinico 137, Rome 00161, Italy. ' Servizio Sistemi Informativi – (National Research Council), CNR Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, Rome 00185, Italy

Abstract: The duality between service providers and services consumers is a basic pattern of service oriented computing. A service oriented approach to business processes and to adaptive interacting processes requires an additional pattern based on the, possibly online, interaction between specification, execution and evaluation of basic processes. These two patterns combine into composed processes: the foundations of complex adaptive services. The management of the dynamics of such services is then obtained by additional processes distributed over the network of interactions of the basic and composed processes. The double triad architecture so obtained is inspired from quark-antiquark models of particle physics.

Keywords: complex adaptive systems; service oriented modelling; dualities; triads; business process integration; service oriented computing; quark-antiquark models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPIM.2007.014099

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.1, pp.3 - 8

Published online: 20 Jun 2007 *

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