Specifying business-level protocols for web services based collaborative processes

Wing Lok YEUNG

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Business collaboration is increasingly conducted over the Internet. Trading parties require business-level protocols for enabling their collaborative processes and a number of standardised languages, and approaches have been proposed for specifying business-level protocols. To illustrate the specification of web services based collaborative processes, three inter-related specification languages, namely, the ebXML Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS), the Web Service Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL), and the Web Services Conversations Language (WSCL) are discussed in this chapter. A contract negotiation protocol is used as an example to illustrate the concepts involved in the specification. The chapter also discusses different strategies for deploying these specification languages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed computing innovations for business, engineering, and science
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781466625334
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012


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