Detecting artifact anomalies in temporal structured workflow as reusable assets

Hwai Jung Hsu*, Feng-Jian Wang

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Abstract

In service-oriented architecture (SOA), workflows coordinate the services and artifacts to provide solution of certain business goals, and can be viewed as reusable assets in design level. A well-structured workflow may still fail or produce unanticipated run-time behavior because of abnormal artifact manipulation generated from twisted temporal and structural relationships between activities. The methodologies for eliminating such artifact anomalies caused by structural factors have been studied in several previous works; however, the temporal factors are still seldom addressed in related analyses. In this paper, TSworkflow, structured workflows with temporal consideration, are considered as reusable assets in SOA, and the issues of detecting artifact anomalies in TSworkflow are discussed. The artifact anomalies generated from the twisted temporal and structural relationships between artifact operations in TSworkflow are described. The obstacles in the detection such as loops and blank branches are discussed. Finally, we sketch an algorithm detecting artifact anomalies in TSworkflow to assure the correctness of the corresponding reusable assets in SOA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSACW 2011
Pages362-367
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2011
Event35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSACW 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 18 Jul 201121 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
ISSN (Print)0730-3157

Conference

Conference35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSACW 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period18/07/1121/07/11

Keywords

  • Artifact anomaly
  • Reusable assets
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Temporal structured workflow
  • Workflow

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    Hsu, H. J., & Wang, F-J. (2011). Detecting artifact anomalies in temporal structured workflow as reusable assets. In Proceedings - 35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops, COMPSACW 2011 (pp. 362-367). [6032265] (Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSACW.2011.67