Rule-Based Service Composition and Service-Oriented Business Rule Management
Today's business environment dictates organizations to be agile so they are able to accommodate their business processes to rapidly changing market conditions, including updated or new legislations and regulations, swiftly changing consumer demands and novel technological innovations, e.g., new mobile platforms. As business processes change constantly, there is a growing need for adaptive composite services. Unfortunately, existing service composition languages and techniques result in rather brittle and rigid processes, whose services live in a straitjacket. In this paper, the authors propose a rule-driven approach for service composition that is purely declarative, highly adaptive and integrated in a truly service-oriented approach to business rule management.