CA-PLAN, an inter-organizational workflow model

Shung Bin Yan*, Feng-Jian Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Workflow management systems (WfMSs) are accepted worldwide due to their ability of modeling and controlling business processes. In the past, we defined an intra-organizational workflow specification model, Process LANguage PLAN. PLAN, with the associated tools, allows user to describe the graph specification for porcesses, artifacts and participants' organization. PLAN has been successfully implemented in Agentflow and run with workflow (Agentflow) applications. PLAN and most current WfMSs adopt the centralized architecture in an organization, so that they can be applied in an organization only. The participants in different organizations cannot serve one another with workflows. In this paper, we present an inter-organizational workflow model, Collaborative Agentflow Process LANguage. CA-PLAN, extended from PLAN, let workflow systems inside an organization be specified as workflow services provided by the organization. Its inter-organizational architecture make user specify work applications as in PLAN. Besides, the related service techniques and supporting tools provided in Agentflow systems are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
Pages154-162
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Oct 2004
EventProceedings - 10th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems - Suzhou, China
Duration: 26 May 200428 May 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - 10th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 10th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
CountryChina
CitySuzhou
Period26/05/0428/05/04

Keywords

  • Service specification
  • Workflow management system
  • Workflow organization

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