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Conference Papers Year : 2003

A contract model to deploy and control cooperative processes

Olivier Perrin
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Claude Godart
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In a virtual enterprise context, business process interoperability and cooperative process enactment are important in order to achieve a common objective despite the distribution in space, time and organizations. A contract is a facility that allows for deploying cross-organizational processes, monitoring and enforcing the composition and the enactment of these processes both inside and outside the organization's boundaries. This paper presents a contract model for describing clauses that address business interactions, for deploying cross-organizational activities (called synchronization points) and for enforcing and controling policies through the use of ECA rules. A contract is an XML document that allows for describing how process Web services cooperate and how synchronization points enforce contract clauses.


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inria-00099589 , version 1 (26-09-2006)



Olivier Perrin, Claude Godart. A contract model to deploy and control cooperative processes. 4th VLDB Workshop on Technologies for E-Services - VLDB-TES 2003, 2003, Berlin, Germany, pp.78-90, ⟨10.1007/b13474⟩. ⟨inria-00099589⟩
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