Towards the Use of XPDL as Planning and Scheduling Modeling Tool: The Workflow Patterns Approach

  • Arturo González-Ferrer
  • Juan Fdez-Olivares
  • Luis Castillo
  • Lluvia Morales
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5290)

Abstract

This paper presents a transformation from a business process model diagram stored in XPDL format, into a hierarchical extension of the PDDL planning language, using the concept of workflow patterns as base of the translation process. The proposed architecture is evaluated within a specific teamwork project management scenario: the allocation of human resources and web services for the cooperative development of on-line courses in an e-learning center.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arturo González-Ferrer
    • 1
  • Juan Fdez-Olivares
    • 1
  • Luis Castillo
    • 1
  • Lluvia Morales
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e IAUniversity of GranadaSpain

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