Applications of Rules our work to-date: Overview
Can view generally in terms of business processes, including workflow.
- rules are good to capture if-then conditionality esp. involving chaining.
Storefront/catalog-based services: initially, B2C personalization/promotions.
- represent products or services, or service terms & conditions of product.
- executable specification
- partially-specified / template, during process of negotiation.
*Negotiation, esp. B2B:
- represent contents of proposals, counter-proposals, RFQ’s, RFP’s.
- configure auction mechanisms based on contract templates.
*Security authorization policies: including delegation, certificates.
- often, are really a part of overall business policy, at application-level.
* = in EECOMS inter-enterprise supply chain scenarios. EECOMS is a $29Million 3-year NIST ATP consortium effort led by IBM.