BPEL-TIME: WS-BPEL Time Management Extension

A. Tahamtan, C. Oesterle, A. Tjoa, A. Hameurlain:
"BPEL-TIME: WS-BPEL Time Management Extension";
Vortrag: 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Peking, China; 08.06.2011 - 11.06.2011; in:"Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems", (2011), S. 34 - 45.

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Temporal management and assurance of temporal compatibility is an important quality criteria for processes within and across organizations. Temporal conformance increases QoS and reduces process execution costs. WS-BPEL as the accpetd industry standard lacks sufficient temporal management capabilities. In this paper we introduce BPEL-TIME, a WS-BPEL extension for time management purposes. It allows the definition, execution and monitoring of business processes with time management capabilities. This extension makes a fixed, variable and probabilistic representation of temporal constraints possible and checks if the model is temporally compliant. Our approach avoids temporal failures by the prediction of the future temporal behaviorof business processes.