Tracking over Collaborative Business Processes

  • Xiaohui Zhao
  • Chengfei Liu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4102)


Workflow monitoring is a routine function of a workflow manag-ement system for tracking the progress of running workflow instances. To keep participating organisations as autonomous entities in an inter-organisational business collaboration environment, however, it brings challenges in generating workflow tracking structures and manipulating instance correspondences between different participating organisations. Aiming to tackle these problems, this paper proposed a matrix based framework on the basis of our relative workflow model. This framework enables a participating organisation to derive tracking structures over its relative workflows and the involved relevant workflows of its partner organisations, and to perform workflow tracking with the generated tracking structures.


Business Process Partner Organisation Execution Status Tracking Structure Autonomous Entity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaohui Zhao
    • 1
  • Chengfei Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Information Technology Research, Faculty of Information and Communication TechnologiesSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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