Use of Web Services and Business Process in the Deployment Descriptors of Business Processes
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-11
Workflow-based applications consists of a process model consisting of a set of activities and a set of Web Services, where the business process is typically modeled using Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) and the Web Services are modeled as port types using the Web Services Description Language (WSDL). When such an application is deployed into an appropriate environment, a deployment descriptor (typically using a proprietary language) specifies which ports should be used when carrying out a process instance; that means the deployment descriptor binds the individual port types to ports which provide an implementation of the port type. Binding is typically done by assigning a port to a port type. It is suggested that this binding is extended by using Web Services or Business Processes for relating a port to a port type.