Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Workflow Management Coalition

  • Nathaniel Palmer
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_472

Synonyms

XPDL

Definition

The Workflow Management Coalition, founded in August 1993, is a non-profit, international organization of workflow vendors, users, analysts and university/research groups. The Coalition’s mission is to promote and develop the use of workflow through the establishment of standards for software terminology, interoperability and connectivity among BPM and workflow products. Comprising more than 250 members worldwide, the Coalition is the primary standards body for this software market.

Key Points

The WfMC creates and contributes to process related standards, educates the market on related issues, and is the only standards organization that concentrates purely on process. The WfMC created Wf-XML and XPDL, the leading process definition used today in over 70 solutions to store and exchange process models. XPDL is not an executable programming language but a process design format for storing the visual diagram and process syntax of business process models, as well as...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Workflow Management CoalitionHinghamUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Pernici
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly