A HUB ARCHITECTURE FOR SERVICE ECOSYSTEMS - Towards Business-to-Business Automation with an Ontology-enabled Collaboration Platform

Alex Norta

Abstract

The management and coordination of business process collaboration experiences changes because of globalization, specialization, and innovation. Service-oriented computing (SOC) is a means towards business-process automation and recently, many industry standards emerged to become part of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) stack. In a globalized world, organizations face new challenges for setting up and carrying out collaborations in semi-automating ecosystems for business services. A need emerges for service Hubs that not only store service offers and requests together with their issuing organizations and assigned owners, but that also allow an evaluation of trust and reputation in an anonymized electronic service marketplace. In this paper, we explore the features of a semi-automating ecosystem in which business processes are expressed as services and where Hubs are essential for bringing together service offers and requests. The presented Hub architecture is designed so that business managers benefit from an interface that borrows concepts of social-networking sites while the complex computing machinery for matching service offers and requests remains hidden from the user. The partial implementation of service-Hub components demonstrate the feasibility of our approach.

References

  1. Allen, P., Higgins, S., McRae, P., and Schlamann, H., editors (2006). Service Orientation: Winning Strategies and Best Practices. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
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in Harvard Style

Norta A. (2010). A HUB ARCHITECTURE FOR SERVICE ECOSYSTEMS - Towards Business-to-Business Automation with an Ontology-enabled Collaboration Platform . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-674-025-2, pages 240-243. DOI: 10.5220/0002857302400243


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist10,
author={Alex Norta},
title={A HUB ARCHITECTURE FOR SERVICE ECOSYSTEMS - Towards Business-to-Business Automation with an Ontology-enabled Collaboration Platform},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2010},
pages={240-243},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002857302400243},
isbn={978-989-674-025-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - A HUB ARCHITECTURE FOR SERVICE ECOSYSTEMS - Towards Business-to-Business Automation with an Ontology-enabled Collaboration Platform
SN - 978-989-674-025-2
AU - Norta A.
PY - 2010
SP - 240
EP - 243
DO - 10.5220/0002857302400243