Jonas Buys

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Software components are expected to exhibit highly dependable characteristics in mission-critical applications, particularly in the areas of reliability and timeliness. Redundancy-based fault-tolerant strategies have long been used as a means to avoid a disruption in the service provided by the system in spite of the occurrence of failures in the underlying(More)
—Fractal organizations are a class of bio-inspired distributed hierarchical architectures in which control and feedback information are allowed to flow independently of the position the participating nodes have in the system hierarchy. In this paper we discuss the adoption of a fractal organization in a class of socio-technical systems characterized by a(More)
With the advent of XML-based SOA, WS-BPEL swiftly became a widely accepted standard for modeling business processes. Although SOA is said to embrace the principle of business agility, BPEL process definitions are still manually crafted into their final executable version. While SOA has proven to be a giant leap forward in building flexible IT systems, this(More)
With the advent of XML-based SOA, WS-BPEL shortly turned out to become a widely accepted standard for modeling business processes. Though SOA is said to embrace the principle of business agility, BPEL process definitions are still manually crafted into their final executable version. While SOA has proven to be a giant leap forward in building flexible IT(More)
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