Adaptive and dynamic service composition in eFlow

Fabio Casati, Ski Ilnicki, Lijie Jin, Vasudev Krishnamoorthy, Ming Chien Shan

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E-Services are typically delivered point-to-point. However, the eservice environment creates the opportunity for providing value-added, integrated services, which are delivered by composing existing e-services. In order to enable organizations to pursue this business opportunity we have developed eFlow, a system that supports the specification, enactment, and management of composite e-services, modeled as processes that are enacted by a service process engine. Composite e-services have to cope with a highly dynamic business environment in terms of services and service providers. In addition, the increased competition forces companies to provide customized services to better satisfy the needs of every individual customer. Ideally, service processes should be able to transparently adapt to changes in the environment and to the needs of different customers with minimal or no user intervention. In addition, it should be possible to dynamically modify service process definitions in a simple and effective way to manage cases where user intervention is indeed required. In this paper we show how eFlow achieves these goals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information Systems Engineering - 12th International Conference, CAiSE 2000, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783540676300
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2000 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 5 Jun 20009 Jun 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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