Supporting Telecom Business Processes by means of Workflow Management and Federated Databases

Wim Nijenhuis, Willem Jonker, P.W.P.J. Grefen

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Abstract

This report addresses the issues related to the use of workflow management systems and federated databases to support business processes that operate on large and heterogeneous collections of autonomous information systems. We discuss how they can enhance the overall IT-architecture. Starting from the OSCA architecture, we develop an architecture that includes workflow management systems and federated databases. In this architecture, the notion of information systems as a monolithic entity disappears. Instead, business processes are supported directly by workflows that combine presentation blocks, function blocks, and data blocks. We address the specific issues of transaction management and change management in such an architecture.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

Publication series

NameCTIT technical reports series
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
No.TR-CTIT-97-12

Keywords

  • IR-19577
  • METIS-121577
  • EWI-6025

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Nijenhuis, W., Jonker, W., & Grefen, P. W. P. J. (1997). Supporting Telecom Business Processes by means of Workflow Management and Federated Databases. (CTIT technical reports series; No. TR-CTIT-97-12). Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).
Nijenhuis, Wim ; Jonker, Willem ; Grefen, P.W.P.J. / Supporting Telecom Business Processes by means of Workflow Management and Federated Databases. Enschede : Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 1997. 16 p. (CTIT technical reports series; TR-CTIT-97-12).
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Nijenhuis, W, Jonker, W & Grefen, PWPJ 1997, Supporting Telecom Business Processes by means of Workflow Management and Federated Databases. CTIT technical reports series, no. TR-CTIT-97-12, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), Enschede.

Supporting Telecom Business Processes by means of Workflow Management and Federated Databases. / Nijenhuis, Wim; Jonker, Willem; Grefen, P.W.P.J.

Enschede : Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 1997. 16 p. (CTIT technical reports series; No. TR-CTIT-97-12).

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Nijenhuis W, Jonker W, Grefen PWPJ. Supporting Telecom Business Processes by means of Workflow Management and Federated Databases. Enschede: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), 1997. 16 p. (CTIT technical reports series; TR-CTIT-97-12).