Bite: Workflow Composition for the Web

  • Francisco Curbera
  • Matthew Duftler
  • Rania Khalaf
  • Douglas Lovell
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4749)


Service composition is core to service oriented architectures. In the Web, mainstream composition is practiced in client-side or server-side mashups, such as providing visual widgets on top of Google Maps results. This paper presents an explicit, workflow based composition model for Web applications called Bite. In contrast with prior attempts to bring workflow capabilities to the Web environment, Bite can deal with data integration as well as interactive, asynchronous workflows with multi-party interactions, and is architected to support protocols currently in use by Web applications. The Bite development model is designed for simplicity and short development cycle by taking a scripting approach to workflow development.


Service Composition Process Instance Incoming Message Incoming Request Execution Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Curbera
    • 1
  • Matthew Duftler
    • 1
  • Rania Khalaf
    • 1
  • Douglas Lovell
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY 10532USA

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