Title: Building e-commerce systems using semantic application framework

Authors: Bing Li, Wei-Tek Tsai, Liang-Jie Zhang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. ' e-Business Solutions and Autonomic Computing Department IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA

Abstract: This paper proposes a novel approach to implement automatic business process compositions (ABPC), which are based on the Semantic Application Framework (SAF) and the Semantic Application Template (SAT). To build an e-Commerce system using SAF, three problems need solving: developing a new semantic application, converting an existing application to a semantic application, and composing a new business process with existing semantic applications. The vocabulary-oriented business logic makes requirement specifications comparable. A business composer works over a distributed techniques independent platform and matches requirement specifications in SAT with SATs of existing legacy systems to construct a new business process.

Keywords: semantic application template; semantic application framework; organisation; form; workflow; vocabulary; business logic; automatic business process composition; e-commerce; electronic commerce.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWET.2004.005235

International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, 2004 Vol.1 No.3, pp.297 - 319

Published online: 14 Sep 2004 *

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