An artifact-centric approach to dynamic modification of workflow execution

Wei Xu*, Jianwen Su, Zhimin Yan, Jian Yang, Liang Zhang

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Abstract

Being able to quickly respond to change is critical to any organizations to stay competitive in the marketplace. It is widely acknowledged that it is a necessity to provide flexibility in the process model to handle changes at both model level as well as instance level. Motivated by a business policy rich and highly dynamic business process in the real estate administration in China, we develop a dynamically modifiable workflow model. The model is based on the artifact-centric design principle as opposed to the traditional process-centric approach. Runtime execution variations can be specified as execution modification rules, which lead to deviations to the normal executions. With the support of rules and declarative constructs such as retract, skip, add, and replace, ad-hoc changes can be applied to execution at anytime depending on the runtime data and the instance status gathered through the use of artifacts in our model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2011
Subtitle of host publicationConfederated International Conferences: CoopIS, DOA-SVI, and ODBASE 2011, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, October 17-21, 2011, Proceedings, Part 1
EditorsRobert Meersman, Tharam Dillon, Pilar Herrero, Akhil Kumar, Manfred Reichert, Li Qing, Beng-Chin Ooi, Ernesto Damiani, Douglas C. Schmidt, Jules White, Manfred Hauswirth, Pascal Hitzler, Mukesh Mohania
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages256-273
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783642251092
ISBN (Print)9783642251085
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event10th Confederated International Conferences on On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2011: CoopIS, DOA-SVI, and ODBASE 2011 - Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Duration: 17 Oct 201121 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Volume7044
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th Confederated International Conferences on On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, OTM 2011: CoopIS, DOA-SVI, and ODBASE 2011
CountryGreece
CityHersonissos, Crete
Period17/10/1121/10/11

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