Making YAWL and SmartPM interoperate : managing highly dynamic processes by exploiting automatic adaptation features

Marrella, Andrea, Mecella, Massimo, Russo, Alessandro, ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., & Sardina, Sebastian (2011) Making YAWL and SmartPM interoperate : managing highly dynamic processes by exploiting automatic adaptation features. In BPM 2011 9th International Conference on Business Process Management, 28 August - 2 September 2011, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

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In the last years, the trade-o between exibility and sup- port has become a leading issue in work ow technology. In this paper we show how an imperative modeling approach used to de ne stable and well-understood processes can be complemented by a modeling ap- proach that enables automatic process adaptation and exploits planning techniques to deal with environmental changes and exceptions that may occur during process execution. To this end, we designed and imple- mented a Custom Service that allows the Yawl execution environment to delegate the execution of subprocesses and activities to the SmartPM execution environment, which is able to automatically adapt a process to deal with emerging changes and exceptions. We demonstrate the fea- sibility and validity of the approach by showing the design and execution of an emergency management process de ned for train derailments.

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