Design and Implementation of the YAWL System

van der Aalst, Wil M.P., Aldred, Lachlan J., Dumas, Marlon, & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2004) Design and Implementation of the YAWL System. In 16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, June 7-11, June 7-11, 2004, Riga, Latvia,.

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This paper describes the implementation of a system supporting YAWL (Yet Another Workflow Language). YAWL is based on a rigorous analysis of existing workflow management systems and related standards using a comprehensive set of workflow patterns. This analysis shows that contemporary workflow systems, relevant standards (e.g. XPDL, BPML, BPEL4WS), and theoretical models such as Petri nets have problems supporting essential patterns. This inspired the development of YAWL by taking Petri nets as a starting point and introducing mechanisms that provide direct support for the workflow patterns identified. As a proof of concept we have developed a workflow management system supporting YAWL. In this paper, we present the architecture and functionality of the system and zoom into the control-flow, data, and operational perspectives.

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ID Code: 379
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Workflow Language, Design, YAWL
DOI: 10.1007/b98058
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Springer Verlag
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:07

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