Isolating Process-Level Concerns Using Padus

  • Mathieu Braem
  • Kris Verlaenen
  • Niels Joncheere
  • Wim Vanderperren
  • Ragnhild Van Der Straeten
  • Eddy Truyen
  • Wouter Joosen
  • Viviane Jonckers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4102)


Current workflow languages for web services suffer from poor support for separation of concerns. Aspect-oriented software development is a well-known approach to improve this. In this paper, we present an aspect-oriented extension for the WS-BPEL language that improves on current state-of-the-art by introducing an explicit deployment construct, a richer joinpoint model, and a higher-level pointcut language. In addition, the supporting technology is compatible with existing WS-BPEL engines.

Classification. Business process modeling and analysis, processes and service composition.


Conference Call Business Process Modeling Notation BPEL Process Billing Service Billing Aspect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathieu Braem
    • 1
  • Kris Verlaenen
    • 2
  • Niels Joncheere
    • 1
  • Wim Vanderperren
    • 1
  • Ragnhild Van Der Straeten
    • 1
  • Eddy Truyen
    • 2
  • Wouter Joosen
    • 2
  • Viviane Jonckers
    • 1
  1. 1.System and Software Engineering Lab (SSEL)Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.DistriNet, Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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