Modeling Business Entity State Centric Choreographies

C. Huemer, P. Liegl, R. Schuster, M. Zapletal:
"Modeling Business Entity State Centric Choreographies";
Vortrag: 9th IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC 2007) / 4th IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE 2007), Tokyo, Japan; 23.07.2007 - 26.07.2007; in:"Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC 2007) / 4th IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE 2007)", IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, USA (2007), ISBN: 0-7695-2913-5; S. 393 - 400.

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Abstract:


In a B2B environment business partners interact with
each other by exchanging electronic business documents.
The agreements and commitments between the partner require
a certain order in the flow of business documents. This
flow - commonly known as choreography - often depends on
the actual content of a business document. E.g. the next step
depends on whether a price was stated in a quote document
or not in the step before. These characteristics usually affect
the states of a business entity - whether a quote is in state
provided or in state refused. The states of a business entity
usually define the next steps in the choreography of a collaborative
business process. Thus, it is important that the actual
business document content and resulting business entity
states are unambiguously defined in a global choreography.
In this paper we show how the modeling of business entity
state centric choreographies may be incorporated into
UN/CEFACT´s modeling methodology (UMM) - one of the
best known approaches to model global choreographies.