Views for inter-organization workflow in an E-commerce environment

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

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In an e-commerce or e-service environment, workflow involves not only a single organization but also a number of business partners. Workflow interoperability is therefore an important issue for workflow enactment in such an environment. In this paper, we propose the use of workflow views as a fundamental support for workflow inter-operability and for visibility by external parties. We present taxonomy of workflow views, discuss various components of a workflow view, and their semantics with example usage. We also demonstrate how contracts can be facilitated with a supply-chain example.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSemantic Issues in E-Commerce Systems - IFIP TC2/WG2.6 9th Working Conference on Database Semantics, DS-9
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781475710359
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC2/ WG2.6 9th Working Conference on Database Semantics, DS-9 - , Hong Kong
Duration: 25 Apr 200128 Apr 2001

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


ConferenceIFIP TC2/ WG2.6 9th Working Conference on Database Semantics, DS-9
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


  • Contracts
  • E-commerce
  • ECA rules
  • Inter-organization workflow
  • Meta-modeling
  • Virtual enterprises
  • Workflow management
  • Workflow view

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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