Lenhard J., Wirtz G.: Detecting Portability Issues in Model-Driven BPEL Mappings
Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'2013), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Knowledge Systems Institute, June 27 - 29, 2013, pp. 18-21, Download(154.3 KB), Bibtex(258.0 B)

Abstract — Service orchestration languages, like the Web Services Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), have been frequently used to provide an implementation platform for model-driven development approaches. As avoidance of vendor lock-in and portability of process definitions are central aims of BPEL, most approaches claim to support a large set of different runtime environments. But, even though today various runtimes for BPEL are available, every runtime implements a different language subset, thus hampering portability. Our idea is to improve this situation by using techniques, the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) has used to improve services interoperability. We describe a portability profile for BPEL that can detect portability issues in process definitions. Using this profile, we evaluate the portability of BPEL mappings used in several model-driven development approaches.

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