Workflow Management Systems and Interoperability

  • Asuman Doğaç
  • Leonid Kalinichenko
  • M. Tamer Özsu
  • Amit Sheth

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 164)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Asuman Dogac, Esin Gokkoca, Sena Arpinar, Pinar Koksal, Ibrahim Cingil, Budak Arpinar et al.
    Pages 61-91
  3. Ming-Chien Shan, Jim Davis, Weimin Du, Ying Huang
    Pages 92-106
  4. Euthimios Panagos, Michael Rabinovich
    Pages 107-128
  5. Johann Eder, Herbert Groiss, Walter Liebhart
    Pages 129-144
  6. Gottfried Vossen, Mathias Weske
    Pages 145-164
  7. Kamalakar Karlapalem, Patrick C. K. Hung
    Pages 165-194
  8. Gustavo Alonso, Claus Hagen, Hans-Jörg Schek, Markus Tresch
    Pages 195-221
  9. Nuno Guimarães, Pedro Antunes, Ana Paula Pereira
    Pages 222-245
  10. Ling Liu, Ling Ling Yan, M. Tamer Özsu
    Pages 246-280
  11. Peter Muth, Dirk Wodtke, Jeanine Weissenfels, Gerhard Weikum, Angelika Kotz Dittrich
    Pages 281-303
  12. Jürgen Wäsch, Karl Aberer, Erich J. Neuhold
    Pages 304-338
  13. Andrzej Cichocki, Marek Rusinkiewicz
    Pages 339-355
  14. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Aphrodite Tsalgatidou
    Pages 356-395
  15. Umeshwar Dayal, Qiming Chen, Tak W. Yan
    Pages 423-438
  16. Leonid Kalinichenko
    Pages 439-490
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 491-526

About this book


Workflow management systems (WFMS) are enjoying increasing popular­ ity due to their ability to coordinate and streamline complex organizational processes within organizations of all sizes. Organizational processes are de­ scriptions of an organization's activities engineered to fulfill its mission such as completing a business contract or satisfying a specific customer request. Gaining control of these processes allows an organization to reengineer and improve each process or adapt them to changing requirements. The goal of WFMSs is to manage these organizational processes and coordinate their execution. was demonstrated in the first half The high degree of interest in WFMSs of the 1990s by a significant increase in the number of commercial products (once estimated to about 250) and the estimated market size (in combined $2 billion in 1996. Ensuing maturity product sales and services) of about is demonstrated by consolidations during the last year. Ranging from mere e-mail based calendar tools and flow charting tools to very sophisticated inte­ grated development environments for distributed enterprise-wide applications and systems to support programming in the large, these products are finding an eager market and opening up important research and development op­ portunities. In spite of their early success in the market place, however, the current generation of systems can benefit from further research and develop­ ment, especially for increasingly complex and mission-critical applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Asuman Doğaç
    • 1
  • Leonid Kalinichenko
    • 2
  • M. Tamer Özsu
    • 3
  • Amit Sheth
    • 4
  1. 1.Software Research and Development Center, Department of Computer EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Institute for Problems of InformaticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscow, V-334Russia
  3. 3.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  4. 4.Distributed Information Systems Laboratories, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63786-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58908-9
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