Preserving the Context of Interrupted Business Process Activities

S. Bassil, S.B. Rinderle, R. Keller, M.U. Reichert, P.G. Kropf

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    The capability to safely interrupt business process activities is an important requirement for advanced process-aware information systems. Indeed, exceptions stemming from the application environment often appear while one or more application-related process activities are running. Safely interrupting an activity consists of preserving its context, i.e., saving the data associated with this activity. This is important since possible solutions for an exceptional situation are often based on the current data context of the interrupted activity. In this paper, a data classification scheme based on data relevance and on data update frequency is proposed and discussed with respect to two different real-world applications. Taking into account this classification, a correctness criterion for interrupting running activities while preserving their context is proposed and analyzed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherINSTICC PRESS
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)972-8865-19-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2005 - Miami, United States
    Duration: 24 May 200528 May 2005
    Conference number: 7

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    PublisherINSTICC Press


    Conference7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2005
    Abbreviated titleICEIS
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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    • SCS-Services
    • METIS-225771
    • IR-63408
    • EWI-6834

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