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Title Peer-To-Peer Business Communities: Mapping Public Choreography Protocols to Individual Implementation Mechanisms
Abstract This paper explores certain issues of business-oriented Web Based Communities also referred to as Virtual Organisations or Virtual Enterprises. One of the important B2B and Virtual Enterprise (VE) implementation aspects is support of commonly agreed collaboration scenarios between the peers. In order to for the scenarios be understood and accepted by the members of a VE, the former need to be specified in a standard, machine-readable form and mapped to the implementation mechanisms of the VE participants. Such specifications, which describe the sequence and the format of message exchange between the collaboration participants, are known as choreographies. We discuss the challenges of constructing architecture for B2B interactions based on choreographies and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Services in particular. One of the WS-* specifications, which attempts to address business process integration issues is the Web Services Choreography Definition Language (WS-CDL). In this paper we present an approach to harmonisation of the "global" or neutral definition of business collaborations, which WS-CDL is used for, with partner-specific implementations, which can differ in terms of platform, environment, implementation technology, etc. By introducing the concept of pluggable business service handlers we draw on work carried out by the ebXML initiative, business services interfaces, in particular. We analyse a possibility to use flexible business service handlers, which would smoothen the transition between public and private business processes by using flexible mapping techniques.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In IADIS Web Based Communities 2006 Conference, San Sebastian, 26-28 Feb 2006, (2006). IADIS_200602L029.pdf 2006