Towards a verifiable checkpointing scheme for agent-based interorganizational workflow system "docking station" standards

Sagnika Sen, Haluk Demirkan, Kenneth Goul

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Abstract

The advent of web services brings new promises for organizations that collaborate amongst themselves through interorganizational workflow (IOW) management systems by providing a standard platform for interorganizational information exchange. However, a major impediment to more wide-scale use of such systems is the lack of provably correct methods for managing fault tolerance. The objective of our research is to provide a checkpointing scheme as the foundation for a sound recovery strategy for IOWs: a strategy that can be included in higher-level web services standards We adopt concepts from the mobile computing literature to decompose workflows into mobile agent-driven processes that will prospectively attach to web services-based organizational 'docking stations.' This decomposition is extended in order to define logical points within the dynamics of the entire workflow execution that provide for locating accurate and consistent states of the system for recovery in case of a failure. Finally, we establish that the proposed scheme ensures consistency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsR.H. Spraque, Jr.
Pages165
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2005
Event38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2005Jan 6 2005

Other

Other38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/051/6/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Sen, S., Demirkan, H., & Goul, K. (2005). Towards a verifiable checkpointing scheme for agent-based interorganizational workflow system "docking station" standards. In R. H. Spraque, Jr. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 165)