A Methodology for Adaptive Workflows

A Methodology for Adaptive Workflows

Liu Shuzhou (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Angela Goh Eck Soong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-09-4.ch024
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A workflow methodology is required to analyze business logic and model workflow components. Current studies handle business process modeling and workflow modeling in an independent manner, making it hard to analyze the information system and organization requirements while modeling business logic. Moreover, current methodologies also lack support for modeling complex dynamic processes in adaptive workflows. In this chapter, a methodology is proposed to unify business process modeling and workflow automation. The information system and organization perspectives of workflow are identified in each development phase. An analysis of the domain and an object notation in the methodology can help to build a stable system.

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Kees van Slooten
Chapter 1
Kees van Slooten, Marcel Bruins
The Software Package Development Methodology (SPDM) is a methodology for developing complex and customizable software packages supporting business... Sample PDF
Evaluating an ISD Methodology for Software Packages
Chapter 2
Jacqueline Renee Reich
The amount of available information in molecular biology is vast due to genome sequencing and gene expression chips. Nowadays, the challenge is to... Sample PDF
Modelling Molecular Biological Information: Ontologies and Ontological Design Patterns
Chapter 3
Maria Lee, Kwang Mong Sim, Paul Kwok
To bolster the interoperability of agent-based commerce systems, trading agents are expected to adopt a set of common ontologies. Although there are... Sample PDF
Concept Acquisition Modeling for E-commerce Ontology
Chapter 4
Wilfried Lemahieu
This chapter introduces the MESH approach to hypermedia modeling and navigation, which aims at relieving the typical drawbacks of poor... Sample PDF
An Object-Oriented Approach to Conceptual Hypermedia Modeling
Chapter 5
Bernhard Strauch, Robert Winter
Current web site development is still dominated by technical issues. In order to enable efficient communication between developers and to provide a... Sample PDF
Conceptual Modeling of Large Web Sites
Chapter 6
Lex Wedemeijer
Maintenance on the Conceptual Schema of a database is necessary when the current data structure can’t meet changed functional requirements. An... Sample PDF
A Method of Ease Schema Evolution
Chapter 7
Richard Chbeir, Youssef Amghar, Andre Flory
Several approaches are proposed for retrieving images. Each of them describes image according to application domain requirements. No global approach... Sample PDF
A Three Layered Approach for General Image Retrieval
Chapter 8
Jean Bezivin
We are presently witnessing a rapid paradigm change in software engineering: from objects to models. This chapter discusses some aspects of the... Sample PDF
Is There a Life After Objects?
Chapter 9
Andy Y. Cheung, Stephen L. Chan
Software agent is a very popular topic in computer science in the past few years. One of the promising applications of agent technology is shown in... Sample PDF
A Systemic Approach to Define Agents
Chapter 10
Alexey Bulatov, Atakan Kurt
The chapter proposes a method for the formal description of enterprises as complex human-technical systems. In distinction from other methods this... Sample PDF
Modeling of Coordinated Planning and Allocation of Resources
Chapter 11
Peter Anthony Busch, C. N.G. (Kit) Dampney
Given that Articulate Knowledge has long been codified and substantiated for daily usage, the role of articulable Tacit knowledge needs to be... Sample PDF
Tacit Knowledge Acquisition and Processing within the Computing Domain: An Exploratory Study
Chapter 12
G. Antoniou, M. Arief
We can define business rules as statements that are used by a body or an organization to run their activities. Some of these rules are drafted by... Sample PDF
Modelling Business Rules Using Defeasible Logic
Chapter 13
Jihye Jung, Dongkyu Kim, Sang-goo Lee, Chisu Wu, Kapsoo Kim
Providing quick and easy access to electronic catalogs of products is one of the most essential parts in the electronic catalog environment.... Sample PDF
EE-Cat: Extended Electronic Catalog for Dynamic and Flexible Electronic Commerce
Chapter 14
N. Ritter, H.P. Steiert
Due to its rich set of modeling concepts and its broad application spectrum the Unified Modeling Language (UML) has become widely accepted for... Sample PDF
Enforcing Modeling Guidelines in an ORDBMS-based UML-Repository
Chapter 15
Marijn Janssen, Henk G. Sol
Developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enable information systems to intermediate between sellers and buyers in electronic... Sample PDF
Simulation for Business Engineering of Electronic Markets
Chapter 16
Choong-ho Yi
Recent research in systems engineering shows the community’s interest in scenarios. Advantages of using scenarios have been reported in wide range... Sample PDF
Representing and Reasoning with Scenarios within Information Systems Modeling
Chapter 17
Sooyong Park, Vijayan Sugumaran
The use of intelligent agents is on the rise, fueled by the unprecedented growth in the internet and web based applications. Consequently... Sample PDF
From Object-Oriented Modeling to Agent-Oriented Modeling: An Electronic Commerce Application
Chapter 18
Youcef Baghdadi
This chapter presents a modeling for the Web-Based Cooperative Information Systems (WBCISs). This modeling considers the WBCISs as support of the... Sample PDF
Web-Based Cooperative Information Systems Modeling
Chapter 19
Peter Rittgen
Early information systems were mainly built around secondary, administrative processes of the value chain (e.g., accounting). But since the internet... Sample PDF
EMC - A Modeling Method for Developing Web-based Applications
Chapter 20
Patrick Leamy, George Ballester, Thomas Wright
A Unified Modeling Language (UML) representation of United States mutual fund servicing is a practical, iconic model for designing the service model... Sample PDF
A UML Representation of U. S. Mutual Fund Servicing as an Iconic Model for Servicing the New EU Equivalent - UCITS
Chapter 21
C. Calero, M. Piattini, E. Marcos
Since Chen published the E/R model in 1976, some proposals extending its expressive power have appeared, some of them are based in the preceding... Sample PDF
Relationships Between Relationships: An Empirical Study
Chapter 22
Dragan Kovach, Kresimir Fertalj
In the paper, the concept of informationbase (IB) is described. The IB is a top layer of the information system (IS). The IB layer uses information... Sample PDF
Informationbase - A New Information System Layer
Chapter 23
Dennis Guster, Semyon Litvinov, Mary Richardson, David Robinson
Because of the complexity and over-subscription of today’s networks, the importance of valid simulation techniques to aid in determining sound... Sample PDF
A Comparison of Stochastic Models for the Interarrival Times of Packets in a Computer Network
Chapter 24
Liu Shuzhou, Angela Goh Eck Soong
A workflow methodology is required to analyze business logic and model workflow components. Current studies handle business process modeling and... Sample PDF
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