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Workflow Change Patterns: Opportunities for Extension and Reuse

  • Zahra Aghakasiri
  • Seyed-Hassan Mirian-Hosseinabadi
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 253)

Abstract

Workflow systems have won widespread enterprise adoption due to their role in automation of executive processes. It leads to the development of a wide-range of workflow systems with different design technologies which aid design and implementation of workflows. Though difference in implementation issues, all workflow systems conform to a generic paradigm, which is exposed by abstract substrate of Workflow Patterns. Workflow patterns provide a coherent template for design of workflow systems. However, the dynamism presented in business environments, demands support and management of dynamic changes in the workflow systems designed. To accommodate dynamic change management, we introduce Workflow Change Patterns. Workflow change patterns, abstracting the dynamic behavior of workflow systems, provide a sound substrate for management of dynamism in workflow systems. Based on this idea, we capture and introduce a portion of change behavior of workflow systems in the form of control-flow and data change patterns.

Keywords

Change Pattern Executive Process Concrete Process Abstract Substrate Executable Instance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zahra Aghakasiri
    • 1
  • Seyed-Hassan Mirian-Hosseinabadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran

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