Basser Seminar Series

Service Oriented Computing and Business Process Management

Jian Yang
Department of Computing, Macquarie University

Wednesday 9 May 2007, 4-5 pm

School of IT Building, Lecture Theatre 123, Level 1


The SOC paradigm redefines the concept of an application as a distributed set of implementation-independent services executing as an orchestrated sequence of messaging and event processing. BPM on the other hand concerns the issues in managing the processes seperately from the applications that are supported by the processes. The confluence of SOA and BPM is resulting in a new process-centric paradigm that holds great promise for enterprise and B2B computing.

This talk will discuss the issues in the area of SOC and BPM, particularly in: business collaboration modelling, business transaction management in the context of SOC, security in business collaboration, and differentiated service design. Several projects that are currently carried out in the group will be introduced.

Speaker's biography

Dr. Jian Yang is an associate professor at Department of Computing, Macquarie University. Before she joined Macquarie University, she worked as an associate professor at Tilburg University, Netherlands, a senior research scientist at the Division of Mathematical and Information Science, CSIRO, Australia, and as a lecturer at Dept of Computer Science, The Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales.

Dr. Yang involved in organizing the first Service Oriented Computing workshop and conference, and has organized several special issues on SOC with various journals.