Artikel in Tagungsband INPROC-2015-57

Breitenbücher, Uwe; Hirmer, Pascal; Képes, Kálmán; Kopp, Oliver; Leymann, Frank; Wieland, Matthias: A Situation-Aware Workflow Modelling Extension.
In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS 2015).
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik.
S. 478-484, englisch.
ACM, Dezember 2015.
Artikel in Tagungsband (Konferenz-Beitrag).
CR-Klassif.D.3.3 (Programming Language Constructs and Features)
H.4.1 (Office Automation)
KeywordsSituation-Aware Workflows; Workflow Modelling; Workflow Management; Situation-Awareness; Workflow Execution

The automation of business processes is of vital importance for organizations to speed up their business and to lower costs. Due to emerging technologies in the field of Internet of Things, changing situations can be recognized automatically, which provides the basis for an automated adaptation of process executions in order to react to changing circumstances. Although approaches exist that enable creating self-adapting workflows, a systematic modelling approach that supports the specification of situational dependencies directly in workflow models is missing. In this paper, we tackle this issue by presenting a modelling extension called SitME that defines (i) an extensible Situation Event type, (ii) the concept of Situational Scopes, and (iii) a visual notation. As the introduced extension is language-independent, we apply the approach to BPEL to validate its practical feasibility.

Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Systeme, Anwendersoftware
Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen
Eingabedatum3. Februar 2016
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