Architecture for Cross-Organizational Business Processes

Yigal Hoffner, Heiko Ludwig, Ceki Gülcü, P.W.P.J. Grefen

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    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 languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2nd International Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems (WECWIS)
    Place of PublicationMilpitas, USA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-0610-0
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    • SCS-Services
    • B2B e-commerce
    • Contract matchmaking
    • electronic contracts
    • METIS-119623
    • cross-organizational processes
    • virtual markets
    • EWI-10560
    • IR-61816
    • Workflow Management

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    Hoffner, Y., Ludwig, H., Gülcü, C., & Grefen, P. W. P. J. (2000). Architecture for Cross-Organizational Business Processes. In 2nd International Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-Based Information Systems (WECWIS) (pp. 2-11). Milpitas, USA: IEEE Computer Society.