Policy Support for Business-oriented Web Service Management

2009-07-21T13:46:41Z (GMT) by Stephen Gorton Stephan Reiff-Marganiec
Policies have been adopted for many reasons within Web services and service-oriented architecture in general. However, while they are a favoured method of management, this only occurs at the service level and in the software domain. Policies already exist in a narrow variety more focussed on service properties such as authorisation. As a significant number of Web services become available, more emphasis needs to be placed on management of services in the business domain. In this paper, we propose a policy framework that can be used to express business requirements for Web services, at a business level that is more abstract than the high-level composition and orchestration technologies.

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