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Automated Realization of Business Workflow Specification

  • Guohua Liu
  • Xi Liu
  • Haihuan Qin
  • Jianwen Su
  • Zhimin Yan
  • Liang Zhang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6275)

Abstract

Business workflow assembles together a collection of tasks or activities in order to accomplish a business objective. Management of business workflows is facing many significant challenges, including in particular design, making changes, interoperations, etc. A key step in addressing these challenges is to develop techniques for mapping logical workflow specifications into executable workflow systems. In this paper we introduce a new artifact-centric workflow model called Artifact Conceptual Flow (ArtiFlow) and show that automated translation from ArtiFlow to BPEL is achievable. We also discuss technical issues in the translation.

Keywords

Business Process Management Business Process Model Database Transaction Event Handler BPEL Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guohua Liu
    • 4
  • Xi Liu
    • 3
  • Haihuan Qin
    • 1
  • Jianwen Su
    • 2
  • Zhimin Yan
    • 1
    • 5
  • Liang Zhang
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceFudan UniversityChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniv. of California at Santa BarbaraUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science & TechnologyNanjing UniversityChina
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringYanshan UniversityChina
  5. 5.Fudan-HangZhou Joint Lab. of Digital Real EstatesChina

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