Workflow data patterns: identification, representation and tool support

N.C. Russell, A.H.M. Hofstede, ter, D. Edmond, W.M.P. Aalst, van der

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Workflow systems seek to provide an implementation vehicle for complex, recurring business processes. Notwithstanding this common objective, there are a variety of distinct features offered by commercial workflow management systems. These differences result in significant variations in the ability of distinct tools to represent and implement the plethora of requirements that may arise in contemporary business processes. Many of these requirements recur quite frequently during the requirements analysis activity for workflow systems and abstractions of these requirements serve as a useful means of identifying the key components of workflow languages. In this paper, we describe a series of workflow data patterns that aim to capture the various ways in which data is represented and utilised in workflows. By delineating these patterns in a form that is independent of specific workflow technologies and modelling languages, we are able to provide a comprehensive treatment of the workflow data perspective and we subsequently use these patterns as the basis for a detailed comparison of a number of commercially available workflow management systems, workflow standards and web-service composition languages
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelConceptual modeling - ER 2005 : 24th international conference on conceptual modeling, Klagenfurt, Austria, October 24-28, 2005 : proceedings
RedacteurenL. Delcambre, C. Kop, H.C. Mayr, J. Mylopoulos, O. Pastor
Plaats van productieBerlin
Aantal pagina's16
ISBN van geprinte versie3-540-29389-2
StatusGepubliceerd - 2005
Evenement24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2005) - Klagenfurt, Oostenrijk
Duur: 24 okt 200528 okt 2005
Congresnummer: 24

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743


Congres24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2005)
Verkorte titelER 2005
Ander24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2005)


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