Conceptual Framework and Architecture for Service Mediating Workflow Management

Jinmin Hu jinmin, P.W.P.J. Grefen

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Abstract

This paper proposes a three-layer workflow concept framework to realize workflow enactment flexibility by dynamically binding activities to their implementations at run time. A service mediating layer is added to bridge business process definition and its implementation. Based on this framework, we propose an extended workflow management systems architecture, in which service contracting layer, service binding layer and service invocation layer are extensions to support the proposed service mediating concept. According to an enactment specification, different instances of the same activity can be bound to different services to achieve enactment flexibility. The conceptual framework and architecture together provide a comprehensive approach to flexible service enactment in B2B collaborative settings.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)929-939
Number of pages11
JournalInformation and software technology
Volume45
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

Keywords

  • Service mediation
  • Workflow Management
  • Enactment flexibility
  • Dynamic binding
  • Business-to-Business collaboration
  • IR-46757
  • METIS-215987
  • EWI-10505
  • SCS-Services

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Hu jinmin, Jinmin ; Grefen, P.W.P.J. / Conceptual Framework and Architecture for Service Mediating Workflow Management. In: Information and software technology. 2003 ; Vol. 45, No. 13. pp. 929-939.
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Conceptual Framework and Architecture for Service Mediating Workflow Management. / Hu jinmin, Jinmin; Grefen, P.W.P.J.

In: Information and software technology, Vol. 45, No. 13, 10.2003, p. 929-939.

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