Implementing Workflow Reconfiguration in WS-BPEL (2013)

Author(s): Mazzara M, Dragoni N, Zhou M

    Abstract: This paper investigates the problem of dynamic reconfiguration by means of a workflow-based case study used for discussion. We state the requirements on a system implementing the workflow and its reconfiguration, and we describe the system’s design in BPMN. WS-BPEL, a language that would not naturally support dynamic change, is used as a target for implementation. The WS-BPEL recovery framework is here exploited to implement the reconfiguration using principles derived from previous research in process algebra and two mappings from BPMN to WS-BPEL are presented, one automatic and only mostly manual. Differences between the two are finally detailed.

      • Journal: Journal of Internet Services and Information Security
      • Publisher: Innovative Information Science & Technology Research Group
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Submitted
      • ISSN (electronic): 2182-2077

      Keywords: Workflow Reconfiguration, BPMN, WS-BPEL