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Composing Workflow Activities on the Basis of Data-Flow Structures

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Data Element Semantic Relatedness Activity Composition Conditional Data Input Element 
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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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