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Integration of services into workflow applications. (English) Zbl 1330.68007
Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (ISBN 978-1-4987-0646-9/hbk; 978-1-4987-0647-6/ebook). xxxiv, 256 p. (2015).
From the publisher’s description: “This book presents a concise approach to the integration of loosely coupled services into workflow applications. It discusses key challenges related to the integration of distributed systems and proposes solutions, both in terms of theoretical aspects such as models and workflow scheduling algorithms, and technical solutions. The book provides an in-depth look at workflow scheduling and proposes a way to integrate several different types of services into one single workflow application. It shows how these components can be expressed as services that can subsequently be integrated into workflow applications. The workflow applications are often described as acyclic graphs with dependencies which allow readers to define complex scenarios in terms of basic tasks.”
These workflow applications can be used as templates or recommendations for readers interested in scientific, business, or workflows integrating services from various domains.
From the publisher’s description: “Discusses an extended model with determination of data flows among parallel paths of a workflow application. Since workflow applications often process large-scale data, the book explores the dynamic management of data with various storage constraints during workflow execution. It addresses several practical problems related to data handling, including data partitioning for parallel processing next to service selection and scheduling, processing data in batches or streams, and constraints on data sizes that can be processed at the same time by service instances.”
A lot of selected approaches and patterns in modeling practical workflow applications using the proposed models are presented.
68-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to computer science
68M14 Distributed systems
68M20 Performance evaluation, queueing, and scheduling in the context of computer systems
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