Distributed Global Transaction Support for Workflow Management Applications

J. Vonk, P.W.P.J. Grefen, E.M. Boertjes, Peter M.G. Apers

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Abstract

Workflow management systems require advanced transaction support to cope with their inherently long-running processes. The recent trend to distribute workflow executions requires an even more advanced transaction support system that is able to handle distribution. This paper presents a model as well as an architecture to provide distributed advanced transaction support. Characteristic of the transaction support system is the ability to deal with arbitrary distribution of business processes over multiple workflow management systems and the support for flexible rollbacks. The modularity of the architecture and the orthogonality with respect to the workflow management system allows the transaction system to be applied in other application areas as well. The high scalability of the architecture allows an arbitrary combination of transaction support systems and workflow management systems of which the locations are irrelevant. In the WIDE project, the developed technology is applied to the commercial FORO workflow management system.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationDistributed Global Transaction Support for Workflow Management Applications (DEXA 1999)
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages942-951
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3-540-66448-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1999
Event10th International Conference on Database and Expert System Applications - University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Duration: 30 Aug 19993 Sep 1999
Conference number: 10
http://www.dexa.org/previous/dexa1999/index.html

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume1677
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Database and Expert System Applications
Abbreviated titleDEXA 1999
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period30/08/993/09/99
Other30 Aug - 3 Sep 1999
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Keywords

  • DB-WFM: WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT
  • SCS-Services
  • METIS-119621
  • IR-63539
  • EWI-7356

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