Individual Service Clearing as a Business Service: A Capable Reference Solution for B2B Mobility Marketplaces

Michael Strasser, Nico Weiner, Sahin Albayrak
2016 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science  
The paper presents an approach for individual and outsourced service clearing within Business-to-Business marketplaces for mobility services in a Software as a Service fashion. The lack of service clearing possibilities within today's marketplaces solutions for mobility services have been confirmed by interviews experts who highlight the need for clearing. To enable service clearing, appropriate interfaces which enable access upon data are required. Current solutions lack those interfaces and
more » ... us service clearing to charge service transactions is not possible. The paper discusses interfaces for outsourced service clearing according to their design, data and role dependencies. A reference solution is implemented to demonstrate the feasibility of the interfaces and the overall clearing approach. A clearing algorithm has been developed to validate the interfaces' reliability and correctness. Our presented clearing approach enables marketplace participants to outsource the transaction clearing to a provider which offers clearing capabilities. The work on hand contributes to interface and protocol standardization in respect to service clearing and marketplace interconnectivity.
doi:10.5220/0005798800270038 dblp:conf/closer/StrasserWA16a fatcat:u5koe45jbnahpnfovhusu4eb3y