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Model Transformations to Leverage Service Networks

  • Marina Bitsaki
  • Olha Danylevych
  • Willem-Jan A. M. van den Heuvel
  • George D. Koutras
  • Frank Leymann
  • Michele Mancioppi
  • Christos N. Nikolaou
  • Mike P. Papazoglou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5472)

Abstract

The Internet has catered for the transformation of traditional “stovepiped” service companies into global service networks fostering co-production of value to more effectively and efficiently satisfy the ever-growing demands of mundane customers. The catalyst of this change is the happenstance of Service Oriented Computing, which provides a natural distributed computing technology paradigm for implementing and evolving such highly distributed networks of autonomous trading partners with coordinate and cooperative actions. However, how to faithfully (re-)map service networks to business processes and service realizations and vice-versa is still partly terra incognita.

In this paper, we introduce a semi-automatic model transformation approach for creating the abstract business processes that take place between trading partners from models of service networks, assuming limited human-involvement focused on selecting reusable transformation patterns. This approach is explored and validated using a realistic case study reflecting best practices in the telecommunications industry.

Keywords

Business Process Model Transformation Service Network Business Process Management Model Drive Engineer 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina Bitsaki
    • 1
  • Olha Danylevych
    • 2
  • Willem-Jan A. M. van den Heuvel
    • 3
  • George D. Koutras
    • 1
  • Frank Leymann
    • 2
  • Michele Mancioppi
    • 3
  • Christos N. Nikolaou
    • 1
  • Mike P. Papazoglou
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of CreteGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Architecture of Application SystemsUniversity of StuttgartGermany
  3. 3.INFOLAB, Dept. of Information Systems and ManagementTilburg UniversityThe Netherlands

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