Lenhard J., Wirtz G.: Building Orchestrations in B2Bi - The Case of BPEL 2.0 and BPMN 2.0
Proceedings of the 4th Central-European Workshop on Services and their Composition (ZEUS), Bamberg, Germany, February 23 - 24, 2012 Bibtex(715.0 B), Download(396.4 KB)

Abstract — Various approaches for service-oriented business-to-business integration (B2Bi) rely on a top-down development methodology. The starting point is a choreography model which is subsequently partitioned into multiple orchestrations. Most current approaches use the Web Services Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) for implementing the latter. At the same time, a plethora of other languages, such as Business Process Model
and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 process diagrams, is available. As integration partners are free to select the orchestration language of their choice, it should be easy to integrate different orchestration languages with current choreography technology. Language transformation, starting from a suitable format, is a means to achieve this. In this paper, we assess BPEL 2.0 and BPMN 2.0 process diagrams for their suitability for this transformation in a services-based B2Bi setting using a requirements framework identified through a literature study.

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