DISCOBOLE: A service architecture for interconnecting workflow processes

TitreDISCOBOLE: A service architecture for interconnecting workflow processes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBaina, K, Benali, K, Godart, C
JournalCOMPUTERS IN INDUSTRY
Volume57
Pagination768-777
Date PublishedDEC
ISSN0166-3615
Abstract

Process interconnection mechanisms are necessary to coordinate geographically distributed business processes in order to strength awareness inside virtual enterprises, to facilitate multinational e-transactions, etc. Actually, existing business process modelling and enactment systems (workflow systems, project management tools, shared agendas, to do lists, etc.) have been mainly developed to suit enterprise internal needs. Thus, most of these systems are not adapted to inter-enterprise cooperation. As we are interested in workflow processes, we aim, through this paper, to present a model supporting dynamic heterogeneous workflow process interconnection. We consider the interconnection of enterprise workflow processes as the management of a ``workflow of workflows{''} in which several heterogeneous workflow systems coexist. This paper introduces our process interconnection model, its implementation, and its validation through experimentation. (C) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.compind.2006.04.018
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