Worklets : a service-oriented implementation of dynamic flexibility in workflows

M. Adams, A.H.M. Hofstede, ter, D. Edmond, W.M.P. Aalst, van der

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This paper presents the realisation, using a Service Oriented Architecture, of an approach for dynamic flexibility and evolution in workflows through the support of flexible work practices, based not on proprietary frameworks, but on accepted ideas of how people actually work. A set of principles have been derived from a sound theoretical base and applied to the development of worklets, an extensible repertoire of self-contained sub-processes aligned to each task, from which a dynamic runtime selection is made depending on the context of the particular work instance. An erratum to this chapter can be found at
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006 (Proceedings OTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, GADA, and ODBASE, Montpellier, France, October 29-November 3, 2006), Part I
EditorsR. Meersman, Z. Tari
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)3-540-48287-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

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


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