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The importance of Business Transactions: Business Services 2.0

Blog: BPM Research

My research partners, Joaquin Peña and Jose Bocanegra, are currently working on improve the modeling and implementation of business transactions, using MDD and SOC. Their contributions are in

Business transactions are acquiring a special importance because provide an abstract view of the interactions that take place among organizations for the accomplishment of a business objective.

Although business transactions are seen as one of the key elements for making the Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) vision a reality, we have discovered, through an initial review of the literature, that the proposals for the modelling of business transactions have a set of weakness that can be synthesized in the following two drawbacks: on the one hand, there is important information that business transactions models should expose to cover the information need from a economical and software point of view, but that is not taken into account in the proposed models, limiting its expressiveness. On the other hand, there is not a proposal for the automatic transformation of those models into an executable system.

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