New YAWL: towards workflow 2.0

N.C. Russell, A.H.M. Hofstede, ter

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The field of workflow technology has burgeoned in recent years providing a variety of means of automating business processes. It is a great source of opportunity for organisations seeking to streamline and optimise their operations. Despite these advantages however, the current generation of workflow technologies are subject to a variety of criticisms, in terms of their restricted view of what comprises a business process, their imprecise definition and their general inflexibility. As a remedy to these potential difficulties, in this paper we propose a series of development goals for the next generation of workflow technology. We also present newYAWL, a formally defined, multi-perspective reference language for workflow systems. This research was conducted in the context of the Patterns for Process-Aware Information Systems (P4PAIS) project which is supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions on Petri Nets and other models of concurrency II : special issue on process aware information systems
EditorsK. Jensen, W.M.P. Aalst, van der
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages295
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-00898-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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