Facilitating workflow evolution in an advanced object environment

Dickson K.W. Chiu, Qing Li, Kamalakar Karlapalem

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Abstract

Workflow is automation of a business process. A Workflow Management Systems (WFMS) is a system that assists in defining, managing and executing workflows. To support flexible enactment and adapive features, such as on-line workflow evolutionand exception handling, a WFMS requires advanced modeling functionality. As workflow evolution requires the modification of workflow definitions or adding ECA rules to the system during work in progress, an advanced schema evolution capability is required at run-time. It should be noted that the resolutions based on schema evolution are general-purpose ones, which can help reduce the occurrence of additional exceptions. As such, we have developed ADOME-WFMS based on Advanced Object Modeling Evnironment (ADMOE [4] - - an active OODBMS with role and synamic schema suppport), with a novel exception centric apporach. The contribution and objectives of our research with respect to workflow evolution are as follows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages148-149
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0769509967, 9780769509969
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2001 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 18 Apr 200121 Apr 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings - 7th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2001

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2001
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period18/04/0121/04/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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