Facilitating Flexibility and Dynamic Exception Handling in Workflows through Worklets

Adams, Michael J., ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., Edmond, David, & van der Aalst, Wil M.P. (2005) Facilitating Flexibility and Dynamic Exception Handling in Workflows through Worklets. In Bello, Orlando, Eder, Johann, Pastor, Oscar, & Falcao e Cunha, Joao (Eds.) 17th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'05) Forum, June, 2005, Porto, Portugal.

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This paper presents the basis of an approach for dynamic flexibility, evolution and exception handling in workflows through the support of flexible work practices, based not on proprietary frameworks, but on accepted ideas of how people actually work. A set of principles have been derived from a sound theoretical base and applied to the development of worklets, an extensible repertoire of self-contained sub-processes that can be applied in a variety of situations depending on the context of the particular work instance.

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ID Code: 7984
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: workflow, dynamic selection, exception handling, Activity Theory, Ripple, Down Rules
ISBN: 9727520782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:14

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