A Configuration-Management-Database Driven Approach for Fabric-Process Specification and Automation

  • Florian Bär
  • Rainer Schmidt
  • Michael Möhring
  • Alfred Zimmermann
  • Dierk Jugel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8842)


In this paper we describe an approach that integrates a Configuration-Management-Database into fabric-process specification and automation in order to consider different conditions regarding to cloud-services. By implementing our approach, the complexity of fabric-processes gets reduced. We developed a prototype by using formal prototyping principles as research methods and integrated the Configuration-Management-Database Command into the Workflow-Management-System Activiti. We used this prototype to evaluate our approach. We implemented three different fabric-processes and show that by using our approach the complexity of these three fabric-processes gets reduced.


Business Process Management Workflow Management Resource Perspective IT-Service-Management Cloud-Computing Self-Service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Bär
    • 1
  • Rainer Schmidt
    • 1
  • Michael Möhring
    • 2
  • Alfred Zimmermann
    • 3
  • Dierk Jugel
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and MathematicsMunich University of Applied SciencesMunichGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Business AdministrationAalen University of Applied SciencesGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Computer ScienceReutlingen University of Applied SciencesReutlingenGermany

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