A contract model to deploy and control cooperative processes

Olivier Perrin 1 Claude Godart 1
1 ECOO - Environment for cooperation
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : 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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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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