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Title Grid business process: case study
Abstract The emerging Grid paradigm (Joseph & Fellenstein, 2003) can be described as 'coordinated resource sharing and problem solving in dynamic, multi-institutional virtual organizations'. Grid design should ensure cross-platform interoperability, discovery, re-usability and integration of systems in a heterogeneous context; the key requirement of the Business Process. Business processes of large enterprise systems interact with various stack holders i.e. business partners and customers to integrate distributed heterogeneous services. These long running and dynamic business processes require support for state persistence, monitoring, transaction management, and event notifications. Existing grid computing technologies take advantage of underused computing capacity and can be applied to solve business problems and provide IT-level infrastructure to support business applications. The business grid will provide a virtualized infrastructure to support the transparent use and sharing of business functions on demand in an orchestrated manner. It must also be able to build a business solution from multiple grid services and resources (Liang-Jie, Haifei & Herman, 2004). The scope of Business Process Grids covers business process provisioning and outsourcing; integration; collaboration; monitoring; and management infrastructure. This chapter presents a "Case Study" based on the distributed market. The requirements of this Grid Business Process are more demanding than any typical business process deployed within a single organization or enterprise. Recently different specifications built on top of Web service standards have originated from the Grid paradigm to address limitations of stateless Web services. These emerging specifications are evaluated in the first part of the chapter to capture requirements of a dynamic business process i.e. Business Process Grid. In second part of the chapter, a case study with different use cases is presented to simulate various scenarios. The abstract discussion and requirements of the case study is followed by the actual implementation. The implementation is meant for the proof-of-concept rather than fully functional application. The implementation has different possibilities of improvements which are discussed before the conclusion to give reader future directions.
Organisation ESC , ESC-GTG , STFC
Keywords Stateful Web Services , Grid Marketing , Grid , Web Services
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Book Chapter or Section In Securing web services: practical usage of standards and specifications . edited by P Periorellis , chapter 11, USA: Idea Group Inc, 2008. Grid Business Process Case Study.pdf 2008