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Achieving dynamic inter-organizational workflow management by integrating business processes, events and rules

Meng, J. and Su, S.Y.W. and Lam, H. and Helal, A. and [Unknown], (2002) Achieving dynamic inter-organizational workflow management by integrating business processes, events and rules. In: 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 :. IEEE. ISBN 0769514359

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Abstract

In the competitive global marketplace, business organizations often need to team up and operate as a virtual enterprise to achieve common business goals. Since the business environment of a virtual enterprise is highly dynamic, it is necessary to develop a workflow technology that is capable of handling dynamic workflows across enterprise boundaries. The paper describes a dynamic workflow model and a dynamic workflow management system for modeling and controlling the execution of inter-organizational business processes. The model extends the underlying model of WfMC's WPDL by adding connectors, events, triggers and rules as its modeling constructs, encapsulating activity definitions, and allowing e-service requests as a part of the activity specification. The workflow management system makes use of an event and rule server to trigger business rules during the enactment of workflow processes to enforce business constraints and policies and/or to modify the process model at run-time. It also provides a mechanism to dynamically bind e-service requests to e-services. © 2002 IEEE.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Connectors ; Database systems ; Internet ; Organizational aspects ; Project management ; Research and development ; Research and development management ; Runtime ; Virtual enterprises ; Workflow management software ; Computer aided manufacturing ; Connectors (structural) ; Management science ; Quality of service ; Virtual corporation ; Work simplification ; Runtimes ; Virtual enterprise ; Workflow managements
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 89932
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2018 11:38
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 03:32
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/89932

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