A Systematic Review and Assessment of Aspect-oriented Methods Applied to Business Process Adaptation

A Systematic Review and Assessment of Aspect-oriented Methods Applied to Business Process Adaptation

Show full item record

Title: A Systematic Review and Assessment of Aspect-oriented Methods Applied to Business Process Adaptation
Author: Pourshahid, Alireza; Amyot, Daniel; Shamsaei, Azalia; Mussbacher, Gunter; Weiss, Michael
Abstract: Today’s ever-changing business environments, comprised among other things of customer expectations, market demands, and legal obligations, require dynamic and adaptive business processes. Hence, enterprises need to monitor and improve their business processes against their business goals and constraints. Aspect-oriented development is known to have helped designers cope with changing concerns in software, even dynamically. In this paper, we perform a systematic literature review of aspect-oriented approaches for business process adaptation. We observe that current methods focus on i) composing and swapping services based on Quality of Service (QoS), cost, rules, policies, and constraints, as well as in the event of failure, ii) extracting roles and crosscutting concerns from composite services, iii) customizing process instances based on user profiles or Service Level Agreements, iv) adapting service composition and collaboration policies, and v) using monitoring aspects to detect undesired situations. This review also suggests that our own aspect-oriented process modeling and adaptation framework is novel because none of the other approaches considers organization goals, performance and constraints as a whole when improving business processes. In addition, given much prior research on aspect-oriented service composition is available, we are confident that our modeling framework is realizable.
Date: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/22687

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Pourshahid_Et_Al-JSW2012.pdf.pdf 849.9Kb application/pdf View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record


Contact information

Morisset Hall (map)
65 University Private
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel. 613-562-5800 (4563)
Fax 613-562-5195

ruor@uottawa.ca