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Issue 2 • 2002

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  • Message from the Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Software Group

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 167
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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):168 - 169
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    As business-to-business interactions via the Internet become more dynamic, new developments in Web services and e-commerce support an increasing number of business transactions.Webservices, using standardized software mechanisms and protocols, are self-contained, modular applications dynamically accessible over a network that often provide the capability of facilitating a business transaction. Pri... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to Web services architecture

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):170 - 177
    Cited by:  Papers (80)  |  Patents (38)
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    This paper introduces the major components of, and standards associated with, the Web services architecture. The different roles associated with the Web services architecture and the programming stack for Web services are described. The architectural elements of Web services are then related to a real-world business scenario in order to illustrate how the Web services approach helps solve real bus... View full abstract»

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  • Developing XML Web services with WebSphere Studio Application Developer

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):178 - 197
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (5)
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    Web services have recently emerged as a powerful technology for integrating heterogeneous applications over the Internet. The widespread adoption of Web services promises to usher in an exciting new generation of advanced distributed applications. These will support a new and growing set of specifications, such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and ... View full abstract»

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  • Web services and business process management

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):198 - 211
    Cited by:  Papers (85)  |  Patents (24)
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    Web services based on the service-oriented architecture framework provide a suitable technical foundation for making business processes accessible within enterprises and across enterprises. But to appropriately support dynamic business processes and their management, more is needed, namely, the ability to prescribe how Web services are used to implement activities within a business process, how bu... View full abstract»

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  • Web services management approaches

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):212 - 227
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (9)
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    Web services are important to business-to-business and business-to-consumer application deployment and are poised to be a critical aspect of the Web architecture of a business. Their reliable operation is required for the smooth and profitable operation of the business, mandating that Web services be well managed. This management includes controlling the life cycle of the service and collecting in... View full abstract»

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  • Securing Web services

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):228 - 241
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (5)
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    The Web service security challenge is to understand and assess the risk involved in securing a Web-based service today, based on our existing security technology, and at the same time track emerging standards and understand how they will be used to offset the risk in new Web services. Any security model must illustrate how data can flow through an application and network topology to meet the requi... View full abstract»

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  • A platform for business-to-business sell-side, private exchanges and marketplaces

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):242 - 252
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (3)
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    E-commerce, in terms of the monetary value of transactions, is heavily skewed toward business-to-business (B2B) commerce. Numerous B2B sites are already in existence, providing a fairly rich set of functionality for enabling simple or sophisticated trading of goods and services. In the coming years, we expect a strong growth in many kinds of B2B sites for trading, procurement, and sales. In this p... View full abstract»

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  • A framework-based approach to building private trading exchanges

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):253 - 271
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    The private trading exchange (PTX) is emerging as the cornerstone of business-to-business e-commerce. At its core, a private trading exchange involves interenterprise integration and collaboration. Our main objective in this paper is to introduce a versatile application platform for building private trading exchanges. This platform supports the management and execution of multienterprise business ... View full abstract»

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  • E-commerce interoperability with IBM's WebSphere Commerce products

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):272 - 286
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (5)
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    With the growth of the Internet, business-to-business procurement and other processes are being moved to the World Wide Web, for increased efficiency and reach. Procurement systems from different vendors use various protocols, and additional protocols are being defined by several industry consortia. As a consequence, suppliers are faced with the difficult task of supporting a large number of proto... View full abstract»

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  • Applications of flexible pricing in business-to-business electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):287 - 302
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (2)
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    The increasingly dynamic nature of business-to-business electronic commerce has produced a recent shift away from fixed pricing and toward flexible pricing. Flexible pricing, as defined here, includes both differential pricing, in which different buyers may receive different prices based on expected valuations, and dynamic-pricing mechanisms, such as auctions, where prices and conditions are based... View full abstract»

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  • Instance-level access control for business-to-business electronic commerce

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):303 - 317
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (9)
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    The emergence of e-marketplace Web sites that contain proprietary information from multiple organizations requires the creation of new access control schemes that provide fine-grained access control while reducing both administrative and run-time overhead. It is also desirable to have clear, concise, and easily configurable definitions of access control policies that are aligned with business proc... View full abstract»

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