Towards a Task-Oriented, Policy-Driven Business Requirements Specification for Web Services

  • Stephen Gorton
  • Stephan Reiff-Marganiec
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4102)


Dynamic assembly of complex software is possible through automated composition of web services. Coordination scripts identify and orchestrate a number of services to fulfil a user or business goal. There exists a need for expressing high level business requirements in such a way that is accessible by businesses. Current solutions fail to include specifications at the appropriate level of abstraction. Our approach defines a graphical notation to depict a business goal in terms of objectives, which are refined by tasks. The specifics of each task as well as overarching business constraints are expressed by policies.


Strict Preference Graphical Notation Business Goal Business Requirement Business Process Modeling Notation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Gorton
    • 1
  • Stephan Reiff-Marganiec
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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