Artikel in Tagungsband INPROC-2008-111

Wieland, Matthias; Nicklas, Daniela; Leymann, Frank: Managing Technical Processes Using Smart Workflows.
In: Maehoenen, Petri (Hrsg); Pohl, Klaus (Hrsg); Priol, Thierry (Hrsg): Towards a Service-Based Internet, First European Conference, ServiceWave 2008, Madrid, Spain, December 10-13, 2008. Proceedings.
Universität Stuttgart : Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 627 (Nexus: Umgebungsmodelle für mobile kontextbezogene Systeme).
Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 5377, S. 287-298, englisch.
Springer Verlag, Dezember 2008.
ISBN: 978-3-540-89896-2.
Artikel in Tagungsband (Konferenz-Beitrag).
CR-Klassif.H.4.1 (Office Automation)

Technical processes that are crossing the boundary to the physical world can be found in many application domains, like logistics or in Smart Factory environments. We show how these processes can be realized by so-called Smart Workflows. To integrate external information sources like context provisioning services, we introduce the Integration Process architecture pattern. This pattern generally solves the problem of integrating different complex systems that provide functional similar services with non-fitting interfaces into workflows. The pattern allows that workflows use simple domain specific interfaces that are the same for any of these systems and by that allow the exchange of underlying systems without changing the workflows. This is accomplished by reducing the interface complexity of the systems via a hierarchical Web Service stack that reaches from the lowest technical granularity needed by IT experts to the domain specific granularity needed by the domain experts. Furthermore the paper presents a concrete realization of the pattern for integrating different context provisioning systems into workflows.

Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen
Projekt(e)SFB-627, E1 (Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen)
Eingabedatum13. Januar 2009