Processes, Workflows, Web Service Flows: A Reconstruction

  • Stefan Jablonski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3551)


The last decade was heavily focusing on process-oriented approaches for application integration. It started with the advent of workflow management technology at the beginning of the nineties. This development has been continued with the definition of flow concepts for Web services. In this article, we discuss the purpose and advantages of process-oriented concepts for application integration. Therefore, workflow technology and Web service flows are briefly introduced. Then we assess both technologies with respect to their role in application integration. Especially, we will reconstruct the fundamental differences between workflows and Web services.


Software Agent Business Process Execution Language Application Integration Enterprise Application Integration UDDI Registry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Jablonski
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  1. 1.Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-NurembergGermany

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