Intelligent Business Transaction Agents for Cross-Organizational Workflow Definition and Execution

  • Mohammad Saleem
  • Paul W. H. Chung
  • Shaheen Fatima
  • Wei Dai
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 340)


Business organizations seldom work in isolation; effective interaction and cooperation between different organizations is essential for the success of any organization. In order to work together, organizations must have compatible workflows. This paper proposes a framework for automatically creating compatible workflows from high level requirements given by organizations that intend to work together. The framework uses intelligent agents [1] for the creation and execution of workflows. The proposed framework is different from existing systems as they focus on collaboration by modifying existing workflows. The proposed framework will enable organizations to avoid the time consuming task of creating a workflow and then ensuring that it is compatible with every organization it interacts with.


Cross-Organizational Workflow Collaboration Web Service Composition Workflow Generation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Saleem
    • 1
  • Paul W. H. Chung
    • 1
  • Shaheen Fatima
    • 1
  • Wei Dai
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.School of Information SystemsVictoria UniversityMelbourne City MCAustralia

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