Local analysis of atomicity sphere for B2B collaboration

Abstract:Atomicity is a desirable property for business processes to conduct transactions in Business-to-Business (B2B) collaboration. Although it is possible to reason about atomicity of B2B collaboration using the public views, yet such reasoning requires the presence of a trustworthy party who has complete knowledge of these views. It is inapplicable when some parties may want to keep the confidentiality of their collaborative partners for privacy and other business reasons, or the trustworthy party is not available. To address this problem, we propose a novel approach that allows each party to jointly conduct local atomicity checking with its direct partners. It is based on iterative forwarding and regression of compensability properties between each pair of direct partners. This approach is applied to a case study based on a real-life insurance process in the motor damage claims domain.
Grants:HKUST 6167/04E
Citation:Chunyang Ye, S. C. Cheung, W. K. Chan, and Chang Xu, "Local analysis of atomicity sphere for B2B collaboration," in Proceedings of the 14th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (SIGSOFT 2006/FSE-14), pages 186-196, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA (2006).
Remarks:[Acceptance rate: 20.0%, 25 out of 125]
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