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Solúbtha : a model for designing flexible business transactions of purchase order management processes

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dc.contributor.advisor Richardson, Ita
dc.contributor.advisor Whelan, Eoin Haque, Rafiqul 2014-09-18T14:22:14Z 2014-09-18T14:22:14Z 2014
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract With the advent of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), organizations tend to use service-based applications (SBAs) that are dynamic, distributed, and ubiquitous. In recent years, SBAs have become the state of the art technologies for building large-scale and cost-effective applications on the web. SBAs that automate end-to-end business processes typically involve well–defined standard composite activities that are hosted at the sites of business partners. These activities encapsulate one to many operations. A business transaction is the successful execution of these operations that must satisfy the trading partners agreements which contain the clauses agreed upon by the business partners. In order to ensure the agreement is satisfied during operations, business transactions have to be designed by correlating agreements. Furthermore, business transactions are collaborative, distributed, and long-running and thus they are prone to failure. Therefore, flexibility is a paramount importance for business transactions. A business transaction model should provide design-elements and techniques to design highly flexible business transactions by correlating the trading partner agreements. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of a model that enables designing flexible business transactions by correlating the business perspective elements with the functional perspective elements. Existing business transaction models provide a limited number of design–elements and techniques. None of the existing business transaction models are able to provide the necessary and sufficient design-elements and techniques. Accordingly, there is a strong need for a business transaction model which is capable of addressing these shortcomings. This research has developed Solúbtha business transaction model that enables designing business transactions by correlating the business and functional perspective of end-to-end purchase order management processes. Additionally, this thesis has extended the theory of classical atomic behaviour of business transactions to enable designing highly–flexible behaviour of business transactions. The model is built on five properties: fault-tolerance, failure-resiliency, operational autonomy, non-determinism, and extensibility, which are the basic building blocks of flexible behaviour of business transactions. The model is capable of providing recovery operators and other elements that are needed for implementing these properties. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject business transaction en_US
dc.subject business transaction model en_US
dc.subject flexible behavior en_US
dc.subject electronic business en_US
dc.subject service oriented architecture en_US
dc.title Solúbtha : a model for designing flexible business transactions of purchase order management processes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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