Deriving business service interfaces in Windows Workflow from UMM transactions

M. Zapletal:
"Deriving business service interfaces in Windows Workflow from UMM transactions";
Vortrag: 6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2008, Sydney, Australia; 01.12.2008 - 05.12.2008; in:"Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2008)", Springer, LNCS 5364 (2008), ISBN: 978-3-540-89647-0; S. 498 - 504.

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Modeling inter-organizational business processes identifies the services each business partner has to provide and to consume as well as the flow of interactions between them. A model-driven approach to inter-organizational business processes allows abstracting from the underlying IT platform and, thereby, guarantees to survive changes in technology. UN/CEFACT's Modeling Methodology (UMM), which is defined as a UML profile, is currently one of the most promising approaches for modeling platform-independent business collaborations. However, well defined mappings to most of the current state-of-the-art candidate platforms are still missing. A candidate platform of growing interest is the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). In this paper, we outline a mapping from the basic UMM building blocks, i.e. business transactions, to business service interfaces (BSI) implemented in WF.