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Worklets: A Service-Oriented Implementation of Dynamic Flexibility in Workflows

Adams, Michael J., ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M., Edmond, David, & van der Aalst, Wil M.P. (2006) Worklets: A Service-Oriented Implementation of Dynamic Flexibility in Workflows. In Meersman, R. & Tari, Z. (Eds.) the 14th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS'06), November, 2006, Montpellier, France.

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Abstract

This paper presents the realisation, using a Service Oriented Architecture, of an approach for dynamic flexibility and evolution 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 aligned to each task, from which a dynamic runtime selection is made depending on the context of the particular work instance.

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ID Code: 7985
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: worklet, workflow, Activity Theory, Ripple, Down Rules, flexibility
DOI: 10.1007/11914853
ISBN: 9783540482871
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via SpringerLink. http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/ Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:25

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