Advertisement

An E-Service SOA Model for Virtual Service Enterprises

  • Christian Zirpins
  • Wolfgang Emmerich
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 283)

Economic theory defines services as customisable, interactive processes that providers have the potential to carry out together with clients that benefit from their effects. It is understood that service transactions are best organised by means of virtual collaborative networks, where ICT allows configuring multiple providers and processes on a per-request basis. Existing conceptual models for virtual service enterprises propose service virtualisation to allow for flexible and agile regulation and enforcement of coordination between multiple providers and clients. In this paper, we present an approach for realising business service virtualisation based on software service technology. In particular, we propose a SOA model for representing virtual business service processes as e-services. E-service models specify interactions between multiple providers and clients of virtual service enterprises by means of patterns and allow for flexible regulation and enforcement of their coordination.

Keywords

Software Service Virtual Enterprise Service Interaction Service Federation Business Service Process 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Zirpins
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Emmerich
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity College LondonUK

Personalised recommendations