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Volume 41, Number 2, Page 198 (2002)
New Developments in Web Services and E-com...
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Web services and business process management

by F. Leymann, D. Roller, M.-T. Schmidt
Web services based on the service-oriented architecture framework provide a suitable technical foundation for making business processes accessible within enterprises and across enterprises. But to appropriately support dynamic business processes and their management, more is needed, namely, the ability to prescribe how Web services are used to implement activities within a business process, how business processes are represented as Web services, and also which business partners perform what parts of the actual business process. In this paper, the relationship between Web services and the management of business processes is worked out and presented in a tutorial-like manner.
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