Architecture for Cross-Organizational Business Processes

Yigal Hoffner, Heiko Ludwig, Ceki Gülcü, Paul Grefen

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    Abstract

    Efficient means of electronic interaction are an essential requirement for the integration of different companies' business processes along the value chain. Until recently, this interaction relied on expensive, complex and inflexible solutions, mostly based on EDI or some proprietary means. The high set-up costs and time associated with this type of infrastructure prohibits the dynamic forging of business partnerships, which is of utmost importance to the services industry. The CrossFlow architecture supports the dynamic establishment and enactment of a business relationship between two organizations, based on a contract that specifies this relationship. This is achieved by creating an electronic market where advertising and searching for compatible business partners takes place. This is further enhanced by automating the set-up of the contract enactment and supervision infrastructure, and by connecting them together to allow the business processes of the partners to cross their organizational boundaries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2nd International Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems (WECWIS)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages2-11
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-0610-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000
    Event2nd International Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems, WECWIS 2000 - Milpitas, United States
    Duration: 8 Jun 20009 Jun 2000
    Conference number: 2

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems, WECWIS 2000
    Abbreviated titleWECWIS
    CountryUnited States
    CityMilpitas
    Period8/06/009/06/00

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • B2B e-commerce
    • Contract matchmaking
    • Electronic contracts
    • Cross-organizational processes
    • Virtual markets
    • Workflow management

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