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5 May 2011

Product line in the business process domain

Location: Meeting Room 10, 2nd Floor, JLB
Time: 12:30pm - 13:45pm
Speaker(s): Prof Itana Maria Gimenes - State University of Maringá (UEM), Paraná, Brazil

Product Line (PL) techniques have been successful in providing systematic reuse in several domains. Business Process Management (BPM) is one of the potential domains to which PL concepts and techniques can be applied to promote business process reuse. This seminar presents a PL structure for BPM, mainly focusing on its support for e-contract negotiation and establishment based on feature modeling. Feature modeling, one of the most widely used techniques to represent common points and the variabilities in PL, allows the representation of generic e-services and possible levels for QoS attributes, which are mapped to an e-contract template. The e-contract negotiation and establishment processes are oriented by the feature models and their possible configurations. The generic contract and e-services are mapped to the correspondent Web services that implement them.  BIO: Itana Gimenes is a professor of Software Engineering at State University of Maringá (UEM), Paraná, Brazil. Post-doctoral research at the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada (2005). Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of York, Department of Computer Science, UK (1992). President of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) Committee of Software Engineering (CEES) in 2007-2008 and 1998-1999. Current research interests include: software product line, component-based development, workflow management systems and business process management. She is taking a sabbatical year at the Open University in 2011.

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