Defining and Coordinating Open-Services Using Workflows

  • Khalid Belhajjame
  • Genoveva Vargas-Solar
  • Christine Collet
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2888)


Recently, workflow technology has been widely accepted as a mean for integrating services to build applications (services). Provided a set of services a workflow is used to coordinate and to synchronize their executions. This paper proposes an approach based on workflow technology and an associated mechanism for defining and coordinating services. Given a service provider that exports a set of methods a workflow can be defined for coordinating calls to such methods, in order to program a service. A service definition is decoupled from the capabilities of the service provider, thus a service may be adapted according to different application requirements. Services coordination is carried out by an orchestrator workflow that provides a fine control on their executions. Definition and coordination are characterized by a set of properties that ensure the correct behaviour of the resulting application (service).


Services integration workflow management service definition services coordination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khalid Belhajjame
    • 1
  • Genoveva Vargas-Solar
    • 1
  • Christine Collet
    • 1
  1. 1.LSR-IMAGUniversité de GrenobleSaint-Martin d’HèresFrance

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