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Volume 4277 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 1-2

Specifying Instance Correspondence in Collaborative Business Processes

  • Xiaohui ZhaoAffiliated withCentre for Information Technology Research, Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology
  • , Chengfei LiuAffiliated withCentre for Information Technology Research, Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology
  • , Yun YangAffiliated withCentre for Information Technology Research, Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology

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Abstract

In recent years, organisations have been undergoing a thorough transformation towards highly flexible and agile collaborations. Organisations are required to dynamically create and manage collaborative business processes to grasp market opportunities. Different from conventional business processes, a collaborative business process involves multiple parties and their business processes [1]. Thus, complex instance correspondences may exist at both build time and run time. Here, we choose to characterise instance correspondences in terms of cardinality and correlations. Thereby, we can define and represent statical and dynamic correspond-dence when modelling and executing a collaborative business process.