Towards Flexible Specification, Composition and Coordination of Workflow Activities

Towards Flexible Specification, Composition and Coordination of Workflow Activities

Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Calton Pu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 29
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-063-9.ch008
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Abstract

We introduce the ActivityFlow specification language for flexible specification, composition, and coordination of workflow activities. The most interesting features of the ActivityFlow specification language include (1) a collection of specification mechanisms allowing workflow designers to use a uniform workflow specification interface to describe different types (i.e., ad-hoc, administrative, or production) of workflows involved in their organizational processes (an objective of this feature is to help increase the flexibility of workflow processes in accommodating changes); (2) a set of activity modeling facilities, enabling workflow designers to describe the flow of work declaratively and incrementally, allowing reasoning about correctness and security of complex workflow activities independently from their underlying implementation mechanisms; (3) an open architecture that supports user interaction as well as collaboration of workflow systems of different organizations.

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Preface
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Luyin Zhao, Keng Siau
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Meta-Model Based Information Mediation
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Applying UML for Designing Multidimensional Databases and OLAP Applications
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Salvatore T. March, Gove N. Allen
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On the Representation of Temporal Dynamics
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A Review of Experiments on Natural Language Interfaces
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The Development of Ordered SQL Packages in Peer-to-Peer Data Warehousing Environments
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An efficient object manager, a middle layer on top of a storage system, is essential to ensure acceptable performance of object-oriented database... Sample PDF
Implementation Techniques for Extensible Object Storage Systems
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Latifur Khan, Arunkumar Ponnusamy, Dennis McLeod, Cyrus Shahabi
An adaptive probe-based optimization technique is developed and demonstrated in the context of an Internet-based distributed database environment.... Sample PDF
A Run-Time Based Technique to Optimize Queries in Distributed Internet Databases
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Ling Liu, Calton Pu
We introduce the ActivityFlow specification language for flexible specification, composition, and coordination of workflow activities. The most... Sample PDF
Towards Flexible Specification, Composition and Coordination of Workflow Activities
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Balaji Rajagopalan, Ravindra Krovi
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Performance Implications of Knowledge Discovery Techniques in Databases
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Methodology Evaluation Framework for Component-Based System Development
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A Framework for Analyzing Mobile Transaction Models
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Considering Mobility in Query Processing for Mobile Commerce Systems
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