Composing Workflow Activities on the Basis of Data-Flow Structures

  • Han van der Aa
  • Hajo A. Reijers
  • Irene Vanderfeesten
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8094)


The proper composition of activities is important for the efficient execution of a workflow process. In this paper, an approach is presented that utilizes the data-flow underlying a workflow process to determine the importance and semantic relatedness of the various, elementary data-processing steps. Based on these aspects, fundamental guidelines are proposed to drive and objectify the task of activity composition in the context of workflow design.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Han van der Aa
    • 1
  • Hajo A. Reijers
    • 1
    • 2
  • Irene Vanderfeesten
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Perceptive SoftwareApeldoornThe Netherlands
  3. 3.School of Industrial EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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