Bite: Workflow Composition for the Web

Service composition is core to service oriented architectures. In the Web, mainstream composition is practiced in client-side or serverside mashups, such as providing visual widgets on top of Google Maps results. This paper presents an explicit, workflow based composition model forWeb applications called Bite. In contrast with prior attempts to bring workflow capabilities to the Web environment, Bite can deal with data integration as well as interactive, asynchronous workflows with multiparty interactions, and is architected to support protocols currently in use by Web applications. The Bite development model is designed for simplicity and short development cycle by taking a scripting approach to workflow development.

By: Francisco Curbera, Matthew Duftler; Rania Khalaf; Douglas Lovell

Published in: RC24270 in 2007


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