Title: Towards a workflow management system for service oriented modules

Authors: Leonardo Salayandia, Ann Q. Gates

Addresses: The Pan American Centre for Earth and Environmental Studies, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968-0518, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968-0518, USA

Abstract: With the emergence of service-oriented architectures (SOAs), workflow management systems are being used to create applications from service compositions. Because service compositions may extend across platforms, domains, and virtual organisations, classical implementations of workflow management systems must be extended to address interoperability and reliability. In particular, there is a need to define interoperable and scalable communication mechanisms to support workflows over loosely-coupled environments and to provide support for runtime verification to increase user confidence in workflow behavior. This paper presents a road map towards creating a scientific workflow management system that leverages SOA and runtime verification technologies.

Keywords: service orientation; service-oriented architecture; SOA; scientific workflows; web services composition; workflow patterns; constraint specification; runtime verification; service-oriented computing; workflow management systems; interoperability; reliability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2007.014712

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2007 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.18 - 25

Available online: 26 Jul 2007 *

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