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Business Aware-Transaction

by Benedikt Liegener last modified Apr 26, 2012 12:13
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Business Aware-Transaction
Domain: Cross-cutting issues
Engineering and Design
Adaptation and Monitoring
Quality Definition, Negotiation and Assurance
(domain independent)

Business Process Management
A Business-Aware transaction influences the flexibility in design of a business process. In order to attain an objective the business process design may need to support reconfiguration.
A Business-Aware Transaction influences Adaptation of a business process by driving management towards satisfaction of its objective. Monitoring of the objective is necessary to validate the management progress in the correct direction. A formal definition of distance/direction is important to guide. A business objective can be function of QoS. As a result a business aware transaction may need to be driven towards satisfying QoS requirements. The negotiation between services in a business aware transaction must ensure that composite QoS assures global business objectives.
A Business-Aware Transaction is driven by business needs and defined as an atomic business process describing a trading interaction between possibly multiple parties that strive to accomplish an explicitly shared business objective. This shared business objective extends over a possibly long period of time and is terminated successfully only upon recognition of the agreed conclusions between the interacting parties. [Papazoglou, 2003]
Service Composition and Coordination
A Business-Aware Transaction influences the need for design Flexibility in Service Composition and coordination. The choice of atomic services representing different parties is dependent on the business objective. Further, the coordination or orchestration between atomic services such as calling services in sequence or parallel also depends on business objectives. Coordination decisions can affect QoS related business objectives. For instance, a reconfigurable composite service can be adapted over a period of time to help attain the objective of the  Business Process A Business-Aware transaction influences adaptation in a composite service. A monitoring service synchronously or asynchronously verifies attainment of business objectives. Adaptation in composite service orchestration or choice of atomic services must help attain business objectives.

Service Infrastructure

(domain independent)





  • [Papazoglou, 2003] M. P. Papazoglou, “Web services and business transactions,” World Wide Web, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 49--91, 2003.

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