Using the Arbitrator Pattern for Dynamic Process-Instance Extension in a Work-Flow Management System

  • Matthes Elstermann
  • Detlef Seese
  • Albert Fleischmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7316)


This paper presents the idea of using the Arbitrator Pattern, a concept from the field of robotics, and applying it to the domain of business process model interpretation, using it as a mechanism to allow dynamic adaption and extension of process instances at runtime. The idea is discussed and a formal specification is given using ASMs to detail the concept that was derived in the process of exploring the problem so far. Furthermore the non-trivial questions and issues are raised that will need to be addressed for this just started work-inprogress to advance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthes Elstermann
    • 1
  • Detlef Seese
    • 1
  • Albert Fleischmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute AIFBKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Metasonic AGHettenshausenGermany

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