USING UDDI REGISTRY AND WORKFLOW ENGINE FOR MANAGING E-PROCUREMENT PROCESSES

Juha Puustjärvi

Abstract

In electronic business buyers and sellers should be able to interact with each others inside an architecture that is easy to use and maintain. Electronic auctions are an interesting approach to achieve this goal by bringing together business in the Web. Further the greatest benefits lie in cost reduction for buyers and sellers. Technically, an electronic marketplace is a virtual place that resides somewhere in the Internet. They can provide several types of business processes depending upon their target audience. A form of such processes is e-procurement. E-procurement technology is any technology designed to facilitate the acquisition of goods by a commercial or a government organization over the Internet. A form of eprocurement is reverse e-auctioning. In such auctions the supplier that made the lowest offer wins the auction. In this paper we describe the e-procurement system that we are developing. In particular we present how taxonomies and user profiles can be utilized in improving the effectiveness of the e-procurement process. From technological point of view we present how suppliers’ Web services support e-procurement specific operations, and how BPEL4WS (Business Process Execution Language for Web Services) can be used in orchestrating these Web services. In addition, we present how UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration) registry can be utilized in storing the used taxonomies and the profiles of the suppliers. In this way we can achieve high recall and precision fractions in searching relevant suppliers.

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Puustjärvi J. (2007). USING UDDI REGISTRY AND WORKFLOW ENGINE FOR MANAGING E-PROCUREMENT PROCESSES . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-79-5, pages 72-76. DOI: 10.5220/0001262700720076


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@conference{webist07,
author={Juha Puustjärvi},
title={USING UDDI REGISTRY AND WORKFLOW ENGINE FOR MANAGING E-PROCUREMENT PROCESSES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={72-76},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001262700720076},
isbn={978-972-8865-79-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,
TI - USING UDDI REGISTRY AND WORKFLOW ENGINE FOR MANAGING E-PROCUREMENT PROCESSES
SN - 978-972-8865-79-5
AU - Puustjärvi J.
PY - 2007
SP - 72
EP - 76
DO - 10.5220/0001262700720076