Process-based service integration for zero latency supply chains in virtual enterprises

D. Georgakopoulos, A. Cichocki, H. Schluster, D. Baker

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Abstract

Supply chains provide composite services or products by utilizing autonomous, heterogeneous and/or conversational services provided by independent enterprises. In this paper, we propose a service-oriented process (SOP) model that can model and construct efficient multi-enterprise supply chains as multi-enterprise processes (MEPs). In particular, the SOP model supports service activities for modeling the services themselves, primitives for composing supply chains from services, and primitives for automating service coordination as required by a supply chain. One of the most important aspects of service modeling in SOP is decoupling the service interface from the service implementation. This enables MEPs and the corresponding supply chains to include placeholders, i.e. activities specified only by an abstract interface. These placeholders are substituted at run-time with one of the available services that implement the specified abstract interface. The SOP service selection policy uses a semantic broker that has knowledge about the service capabilities and quality. Therefore, a MEP (and hence its supply chain) is capable of on-the-fly choice of the service providers that are best suited to its objectives (e.g. cheapest, fastest, or just available).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Academia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges 2000
Subtitle of host publicationNext Generation Enterprises: Virtual Organizations and Mobile/Pervasive Technologies, AIWORC 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages263-280
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)0769506283, 9780769506289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventAcademia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges, AIWORC 2000 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: 27 Apr 200029 Apr 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings - Academia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges 2000: Next Generation Enterprises: Virtual Organizations and Mobile/Pervasive Technologies, AIWORC 2000

Conference

ConferenceAcademia/Industry Working Conference on Research Challenges, AIWORC 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period27/04/0029/04/00

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