Specifying Instance Correspondence in Collaborative Business Processes
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- Zhao X., Liu C., Yang Y. (2006) Specifying Instance Correspondence in Collaborative Business Processes. In: Meersman R., Tari Z., Herrero P. (eds) On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006: OTM 2006 Workshops. OTM 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4277. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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 . 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.