CrossFlow: Cross-Organizational Workflow Management for Service Outsourcing in Dynamic Virtual Enterprises

P.W.P.J. Grefen, Karl Aberer, Heiko Ludwig, Yigal Hoffner

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    In this report, we present the approach to cross-organizational workflow management of the CrossFlow project. CrossFlow is a European research project aiming at the support of cross-organizational workflows in dynamic virtual enterprises. The cooperation in these virtual enterprises is based on dynamic service outsourcing specified in electronic contracts. Service enactment is performed by dynamically linking the workflow management infrastructures of the involved organizations. Extended service enactment support is provided in the form of cross-organizational transaction management and process control, advanced quality of service monitoring, and support for high-level flexibility in service enactment. CrossFlow technology is realized on top of a commercial workflow management platform and applied in two real-world scenarios in the contexts of a logistics and an insurance company.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)52-57
    Number of pages6
    JournalBulletin of the Technical Committee on Data Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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    • EWI-10542
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