Transforming Inter-Organizational Business Processes into Service-Oriented Architectures Method and Application in the Automotive Industry

Conference: KiVS 2007 - Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen - 15. ITG/GI-Fachtagung
02/26/2007 - 03/02/2007 at Bern, Schweiz

Proceedings: KiVS 2007

Pages: 12Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Legner, Christine; Vogel, Tobias (University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management, Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 8, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Löhe, Jan; Mayerl, Christian (Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Institute of Telematics, Cooperation & Management, P.O. Box 6980, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany)

Service-oriented architectures (SOA) promise flexible process integration in heterogeneous environments. Since services encapsulate application functionality according to business processes, the understanding of processes is a prerequisite for implementing an SOA. Existing SOA development approaches tend to foc us on enterprise application integration scenarios rather than on business-to-business scenarios. Due to the increasing heterogeneity of applications in an inter-organizational context, significant benefits can be expected when implementing SOAs for business-to-business integration. However, a systematic approach to analyzing inter-organizational business processes and transforming them into SOAs is still missing. This paper presents a method for modeling inter-organizational processes and deriving business services in three steps. The applicability of this method is shown for a specific business-to-business scenario in the automotive industry.