Surmounting BPM challenges : the YAWL story

Russell, Nick & ter Hofstede, Arthur H. M. (2009) Surmounting BPM challenges : the YAWL story. Computer Science - Research and Development, 23(2), pp. 67-79.

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The field of Business ProcessManagement (BPM) has evolved considerably over the past decade. Many proposals for business process modelling and/or execution have emerged and some of these have faded into oblivion again. The Workflow Patterns Initiative aimed at achieving a more structured approach to language comparison and development. The patterns that were distilled served as the basis for YAWL (Yet AnotherWorkflow Language). In this paper YAWL is positioned with respect to historical developments in BPM and current challenges in the field.

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ID Code: 40785
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Workflow management, Workflow patterns, YAWL
DOI: 10.1007/s00450-009-0059-7
ISSN: 1865-2034
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The Authors. This article is published with open access at
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2011 00:58
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:44

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