Constraint-based workflow models : change made easy

M. Pesic, M.H. Schonenberg, N. Sidorova, W.M.P. Aalst, van der

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The degree of flexibility of workflow management systems heavily influences the way business processes are executed. Constraint-based models are considered to be more flexible than traditional models because of their semantics: everything that does not violate constraints is allowed. Although constraint-based models are flexible, changes to process definitions might be needed to comply with evolving business domains and exceptional situations. Flexibility can be increased by run-time support for dynamic changes – transferring instances to a new model – and ad-hoc changes – changing the process definition for one instance. In this paper we propose a general framework for a constraint-based process modeling language and its implementation. Our approach supports both ad-hoc and dynamic change, and the transfer of instances can be done easier than in traditional approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Confederated International Conferences On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: CoopIS, DOA, GADA, ODBASE, and IS (OTM 2007) 25-30 November 2007, Vilamoura, Portugal
EditorsR. Meersman, Z. Tari
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-76846-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; OTM 2007, Vilamoura, Portugal; 2007-11-25; 2007-11-30 -
Duration: 25 Nov 200730 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conferenceconference; OTM 2007, Vilamoura, Portugal; 2007-11-25; 2007-11-30
OtherOTM 2007, Vilamoura, Portugal


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