Architecture for the design and agent-based implementation of CBPs

Timo Kahl, Ingo Zinnikus, S. Roser, Christian Hahn, Jörg Ziemann, Jochen Müller, Klaus Fischer

In: Ricardo J. Gonçalves, Jörg P. Müller, Kai Mertins, Martin Zelm (Hrsg.). Enterprise Interoperability II - New Challenges and Approaches. International Conference on Interoperability of Enterprise Systems and Architecture (I-ESA-2007) 3rd March 28-30 Funchal Portugal Seiten 207-218 ISBN 978-1-84628-857-9 (Print) 978-1-84628-858-6 (Online) Springer London 3/2007.


New forms of cooperation like collaborative business scenarios require a deep but flexible integration of enterprises. In order to manage inter-organizational business processes, existing concepts for business process management need to be adapted and extended. In this paper an approach is presented, that shows how cross-organizational processes can be planned and implemented. The approach in this article describes the conceptual preparation of CBPs independently from specific techniques used for execution. However, the authors consider the potentials of their execution offered by agents in comparison to other state of art techniques like WS-BPEL engines.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence