P2S: A Methodology to Enable Inter-organizational Process Design through Web Services

  • Devis Bianchini
  • Cinzia Cappiello
  • Valeria De Antonellis
  • Barbara Pernici
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5565)

Abstract

With the advent of Service Oriented Architecture organizations have experienced services as a platform-independent technology to develop and use simple internal applications or outsource activities by searching for external services, thus enabling inter-organizational interactions. In this scenario, services are units of work provided by service providers and offered to the other organizations involved in a collaborative business process. Collaboration should be facilitated by guaranteeing a homogeneous description of services at the right level of granularity. We propose a methodology to support the designer of a business process in the identification of services that compose the process itself. The methodology should allow collaborative partners to standardize process modelling through component services, enabling effective inter-organizational service discovery. The methodology is presented by means of a running example in a real case scenario.

Keywords

service-based process decomposition service-based collaborative processes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devis Bianchini
    • 1
  • Cinzia Cappiello
    • 2
  • Valeria De Antonellis
    • 1
  • Barbara Pernici
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BresciaItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico of MilanMilanItaly

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