Business Process Management Architectures

Chapter

Abstract

BPM architectures are in the centre of Chapter 7, starting from the WfMC Architecture and proceeding towards service oriented architectures and architectures for flexible workflow management. In particular, an architecture that allows to dynamically modify running workflow instances based on an object-oriented approach is introduced. Web services and their composition are sketched, describing the core concepts of the XML-based service composition language WS-BPEL. Advanced service composition based on semantic concepts are sketched, and case handling is introduced as a technique for flexible process enactment based on data dependencies rather than process structures.

Keywords

Business Process Service Composition Domain Ontology Knowledge Worker Enterprise Resource Planning System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI)Universität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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