A Unified Data and Service Integration Approach for Dynamic Business Collaboration
In many collaborations across multiple organizations, both data integration and service integration are equally important. Most existing information system integration approaches focus only on one aspect, resulting incomplete integration results. In this paper, the authors propose a business object model where data and its services are correlated, and a corresponding unified approach in which the modeling, composition and interaction of both data and service can be achieved coherently. This approach can help dynamic business collaboration by on demand and automatic updates of both data integration results and service integration results. The feasibility and advantages of the approach is validated via a use case and a preliminary implementation.