Easy Flow: New Generation Business Process Model

  • Qi Sui
  • Dong-qing Yang
  • Teng-jiao Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5731)


Now workflow technique is almost the unique candidate to handle a business process in a software application. But graph based traditional workflow is not enough flexible in software engineer which is well known since it was introduced from manufacture industry in 1980s. Until now how to make workflow more flexible is also an unresolved problem in workflow technique which is a serious bottleneck for its popularization, although many efforts have been done to advance it. Author thinks it is wrong to design a process model based on graph theory, which is just the reason to cause workflow so inflexible. In this paper, author presents new generation process model – Easy Flow based on task and its semantic, which is easy to understand, design, modify and refactor a business process. Easy Flow model is completely different with workflow model, which is more adept to control a “changing” business process in an enterprise application. Easy Flow will replace workflow to realize real business process management in future applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Sui
    • 1
  • Dong-qing Yang
    • 1
  • Teng-jiao Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronics Engineering and Computer SciencePeking UniversityChina

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