University of New Orleans Fund
When changes occur in running business processes, adaptation can usually be done in several ways and then advanced decision making is needed to determine how to proceed with the adaptation. Runtime adaptation of business processes and their IT system implementations to changes can usually be done in several ways. MiniZnMASC middleware makes adaptation decisions that maximize business value while satisfying all given constraints. All necessary information about alternative adaptations and their business metrics are specified as policies in WS-Policy4MASC. Using an example loan application business process, the authors demonstrate how MiniZnMASC supports 4 different autonomic business-driven decision making algorithms for adaptation.