Title: Translating shared state based ebXML BPSS models to WS-BPEL

Authors: Andreas Schonberger, Christoph Pflugler, Guido Wirtz

Addresses: Distributed and Mobile Systems Group, University of Bamberg, 96052 Bamberg, Germany. ' Inter-organizational Systems Group, University of Augsburg, 86159 Augsburg, Germany. ' Distributed and Mobile Systems Group, University of Bamberg, 96052 Bamberg, Germany

Abstract: In the Business-to-Business integration (B2Bi) domain, ebXML BPSS (ebBP) as dedicated B2Bi choreography standard is well-suited as means for agreement upon the overall message exchanges among integration partners while executable WS-BPEL orchestrations derived from ebBP choreographies are well-suited for governing the local message flow of each individual participant. In order to enable complex integration scenarios, this paper introduces the concept of partner-shared states into ebBP. We describe the modelling of shared states in ebBP and specify the formalisation and operational semantics of shared state-based ebBP models. A prototypic translation tool provides the realisation of the operational semantics as WS-BPEL orchestrations.

Keywords: B2Bi; business-to-business; integration scenarios; electronic business; e-business; ebXML; BPSS; business process execution language; web services; world wide web; internet; WS-BPEL; choreography standards; message exchanges; partners; executable orchestrations; local message flows; individual participants; shared states; ebBP; formalisation; operational semantics; translation tools; prototypes; state based modelling; multimedia; XML streams; querying; extensible markup language; data mining; business intelligence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2010.036126

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.398 - 442

Published online: 22 Oct 2010 *

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