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A framework for dynamic changes in workflow management systems
By: Reichert, M.; Dadam, P.;
1997 / IEEE / 0-8186-8147-0
This item was taken from the IEEE Periodical ' A framework for dynamic changes in workflow management systems ' Current workflow management systems (WFMSs) are only applicable in a reliable and secure manner if the business process (BP) to be supported is well structured. As ad hoc deviations from preplanned BPs are rather the norm and form a key part of process flexibility, this limits the applicability of today's workflow (WF) technology significantly. We present a framework for the support of ad hoc structural changes of WFs. Basic to our approach is a conceptual, graph based WF model which has a formal foundation in its syntax and operational semantics. Based upon this model, we have developed a complete and minimal set of change operations which support users in modifying the structure of WFs at runtime, while preserving their correctness and consistency.
Business Data Processing
Workflow Management Systems
Ad Hoc Structural Changes
Conceptual Graph Based Wf Model