Product Based Workflow Support: Dynamic Workflow Execution

  • Irene Vanderfeesten
  • Hajo A. Reijers
  • Wil M. P. van der Aalst
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5074)


Product Based Workflow Design (PBWD) is a successful new approach to workflow process support. A description of the product, the Product Data Model (PDM), is central to this approach. While other research so far has focused on deriving a process model from the PDM, this paper presents a way to directly execute the PDM. This leads to a more dynamic and flexible support for the workflow process.


Workflow Management Product Data Model Process Modeling Process Execution Strategies 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    van der Aalst, W.M.P.: On the Automatic Generation of Workflow Processes based on Product Sstructures. Computers in Industry 39, 97–111 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Orlicky, J.A.: Structuring the Bill of Materials for MRP. Production and Inventory Management, 19–42 (December 1972)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Panwalkar, S.S., Iskander, W.: A Survey of Scheduling Rules. Operations Research 25, 45–61 (1977)MATHMathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Reijers, H.A.: Design and Control of Workflow Processes. LNCS, vol. 2617. Springer, Berlin (2003)MATHGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Reijers, H.A., Limam Mansar, S., van der Aalst, W.M.P.: Product-based Workflow Design. Journal of Management Information systems 20(1), 229–262 (2003)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Silver, E., Pyke, D.F., Peterson, R.: Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester (1998)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Vanderfeesten, I., Reijers, H.A., van der Aalst, W.M.P.: Product Based Workflow Support: A Recommendation Service for Dynamic Workflow Execution. BPM Center Report BPM-08-03, (2008)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Vanderfeesten
    • 1
  • Hajo A. Reijers
    • 1
  • Wil M. P. van der Aalst
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Technology ManagementTechnische Universiteit EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations