Business Activity Management for Service Networks in Cloud Environments

Janiesch Christian, Fischer Robin, Matzner Martin, Müller Oliver


Abstract
Companies struggle to find ways to manage intra- and interorganizational service networks communicating in a distributed fashion across the globe. We review the state-of-the-art of managing choreographed service networks and put it in relation to process analytics and complex event processing (CEP) against the background of Cloud computing. We present an initial architecture for Event-driven Business Activity Management of service networks which also takes into consideration levels of virtualization. The architecture can serve as a blueprint for flexible business activity monitoring applications as well as closed loop service choreography control solutions. We illustrate the interaction of Cloud infrastructure, services networks, and CEP systems with a number of use cases. In addition, we discuss future research directions based on our experiences from early prototypes.



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2011

Conference
6th Workshop on Middleware for Service Oriented Computing

Venue
Lisboa, Portugal

Book title
Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Middleware for Service-oriented Computing (MW4SOC 2011)

Language
English

ISBN
978-1-4503-1067-3

DOI