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Precise Modelling of Compensating Business Transactions and its Application to BPEL

Butler, Michael, Ferreira, Carla and Ng, Muan Yong (2005) Precise Modelling of Compensating Business Transactions and its Application to BPEL Journal of Universal Computer Science, 11, (5), pp. 712-743.

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We describe the StAC language which can be used to specify the orchestration of activities in long running business transactions. Long running business transactions use compensation to cope with exceptions. StAC supports sequential and parallel behaviour as well as exception and compensation handling. We also show how the B notation may be combined with StAC to specify the data aspects of transactions. The combination of StAC and B provides a rich formal notation which allows for succinct and precise specification of business transactions. BPEL is an industry standard language for specifying business transactions and includes compensation constructs. We show how a substantial subset of BPEL can be mapped to StAC thus demonstrating the expressiveness of StAC and providing a formal semantics for BPEL.

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Published date: May 2005
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


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Date deposited: 08 Nov 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:16

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Author: Carla Ferreira
Author: Muan Yong Ng

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