A Model for Process Service Interaction

  • Karim Baïna
  • Samir Tata
  • Khalid Benali
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2678)


The design and the achievement of any consequent project imply the involvement of several people, teams and even enterprises. These enterprises interact and exchange data, more and more often, through Internet and the “Web”. However, exchanging data is not enough for working together, it is also necessary to control and manage these exchanges occurring within business processes. Cooperation between enterprises means interconnecting and coordinating their business processes. If a wide spectrum of tools for work coordination exists, they have been unfortunately developed to only suit the internal needs of enterprises. Thus, existing work coordination systems are not adapted to inter-enterprise cooperation. This paper presents a promising approach for interconnecting processes based on service interaction. Its aim is to formally present a model for enterprise process interconnection and coordination through service interaction based on information sharing between process services, and process services coordination.


Business Process Process Service Composite Service Virtual Enterprise Simple Object Access Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karim Baïna
    • 1
  • Samir Tata
    • 1
  • Khalid Benali
    • 2
  1. 1.LORIA-INRIA-CNRS (UMR 7503)Vanœuvre-lès-NancyFrance
  2. 2.Institut National des TélécommunicationsEvry CedexFrance

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