An Orchestration as a Service Infrastructure Using Grid Technologies and WS-BPEL

  • André Höing
  • Guido Scherp
  • Stefan Gudenkauf
  • Dirk Meister
  • André Brinkmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5900)


The BIS-Grid project, as part of the German D-Grid initiative, investigates service orchestration using Grid service technologies to show how such technologies can be employed for information systems integration, especially when crossing enterprise boundaries. Small and medium enterprises will be enabled to integrate heterogeneous business information systems and to use external resources and services with affordable effort.

In this paper, we discuss our Orchestration as a Service (OaaS) paradigm and present the BIS-Grid OaaS infrastructure. This infrastructure is based upon service extensions to the Grid middleware UNICORE 6 to use an arbitrary WS-BPEL workflow engine and standard WS-BPEL to orchestrate both plain Web services and stateful, WSRF-based Grid services. We report on the evaluation scenarios at our industrial application partners and on the applied service modeling methodology.


Business Process Enterprise Architecture Grid Service Business Process Modeling Notation Service Orchestration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Höing
    • 1
  • Guido Scherp
    • 2
  • Stefan Gudenkauf
    • 2
  • Dirk Meister
    • 3
  • André Brinkmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Complex and Distributed IT SystemsTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.OFFIS Institute for Information TechnologyTechnology Cluster EAIOldenburgGermany
  3. 3.Paderborn Center for Parallel ComputingUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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