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A collaborative processes synchronization method with regards to system crashes and network failures


Wang, L and Wombacher, A and Pires, LF and van Sinderen, MJ and Chi, C, A collaborative processes synchronization method with regards to system crashes and network failures, Proceedings of 29th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 24-28 March 2014, Gyeongju, Korea, pp. 1393-1398. ISBN 978-1-4503-2469-4 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/2554850.2554980


Processes can synchronize their states by exchanging messages. System crashes and network failures may cause message loss, so that state changes of a process may remain unnoticed by its partner processes, resulting in state inconsistency or deadlocks. In this paper we define a method to transform a business process into its recovery-enabled counterpart. We also discuss the correctness proof of the transformation, and the performance evaluation of our prototype implementation. In our previous work, we presented solutions to these synchronization problems that were based on rather strong assumptions. For example, specific failure patterns or interaction patterns (one client instance interacts with one server instance) were assumed. In this paper, the solution is extended to multiple process instances with more possible synchronization failures.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:robust, recovery, state synchronization, service interaction, business process, WS-BPEL
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Operating systems
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chi, C (Dr Chi-Hung Chi)
ID Code:117366
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-06-08
Last Modified:2017-06-08

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