Integration of Services into Workflow Applications.
Integration of Services into Workflow Applications
Chapman and Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science; Volume 33
This volume details current solutions in distributed systems architectures, key challenges related to the integration of distributed systems, and solutions in terms of theoretical aspects such as models and workflow scheduling algorithms, as well as technical solutions like software tools and APIs. It addresses how various types of software applications can be integrated as services into workflow applications, and includes discussion of optimization and problems related to data handling. It covers modern parallel and distributed software architectures, corresponding implementations, and APIs; dynamic quality management for service-based workflow applications in distributed environments; scheduling algorithms for the proposed generalized mapping of workflow applications to distributed systems; solutions for dynamic data management in workflow execution; middleware for publishing and consuming services offered by independent providers; a workflow management system; and practical workflow applications using the proposed workflow model and management system using the platform. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)