Grid service composition in BPEL for scientific applications

Onyeka Ezenwoye, S. Masoud Sadjadi, Ariel Cary, Michael Robinson

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5 Scopus citations


Grid computing aims to create an accessible virtual super-computer by integrating distributed computers to form a parallel infrastructure for processing applications. To enable service-oriented Grid computing, the Grid computing architecture was aligned with the current Web service technologies; thereby, making it possible for Grid applications to be exposed as Web services. The WSRF set of specifications standardized the association of state information with Web services (WSResource) while providing interfaces for the management of state data. The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) is the leading standard for integrating Web services and as such has a natural affinity to the integration of Grid services. In this paper, we share our experience on using BPEL to integrate, create, and manage WS-Resources that implement the factory pattern. To the best of our knowledge, this work is among the handful approaches that successfully use BPEL for orchestrating WSRF-based services and the only one that includes the discovery and management of instances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007
Subtitle of host publicationCoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS - OTM Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783540768357
StatePublished - 2007
EventOTM Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS 2007 - Vilamoura, Portugal
Duration: Nov 25 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4804 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherOTM Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS 2007


  • BPEL
  • Grid computing
  • Service composition
  • WSRF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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