Article in Proceedings INPROC-2015-57

BibliographyBreitenbücher, 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).
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
pp. 478-484, english.
ACM, December 2015.
Article in Proceedings (Conference Paper).
CR-SchemaD.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.

Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Applications of Parallel and Distributed Systems
University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Entry dateFebruary 3, 2016
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