Towards a Task-Oriented, Policy-Driven Business Requirements Specification for Web Services
conference contributionposted on 21.07.2009, 14:02 by Stephen Gorton, Stephan Reiff-Marganiec
Dynamic assembly of complex software is possible through automated composition of web services. Coordination scripts identify and orchestrate a number of services to fulfil a user or business goal. There exists a need for expressing high level business requirements in such a way that is accessible by businesses. Current solutions fail to include specifications at the appropriate level of abstraction. Our approach defines a graphical notation to depict a business goal in terms of objectives, which are refined by tasks. The specifics of each task as well as overarching business constraints are expressed by policies.