Workflow patterns put into context
van der Aalst, Wil M.P. & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2012) Workflow patterns put into context. Software and Systems Modeling, 11(3), pp. 319-323.
In his paper “Approaches to Modeling Business Processes. A Critical Analysis of BPMN, Workflow Patterns and YAWL”, Egon Börger criticizes the work of the Workflow Patterns Initiative in a rather provocative manner. Although the workflow patterns and YAWL are well established and frequently used, Börger seems to misunderstand the goals and contributions of the Workflow Patterns Initiative. Therefore, we put the workflow patterns and YAWL in their historic context. Moreover, we address some of the criticism of Börger by pointing out the real purpose of the workflow patterns and their relationship to formal languages (Petri nets) and real-life WFM/BPM systems.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Workflow patterns, YAWL, Petri nets, Business process management|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Information Systems|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||26 Jul 2012 16:27|
|Last Modified:||27 Jul 2012 08:35|
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