Artikel in Tagungsband INPROC-2008-19

Wieland, Matthias; Kaczmarczyk, Peter; Nicklas, Daniela: Context Integration for Smart Workflows.
In: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications.
Universität Stuttgart : Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 627 (Nexus: Umgebungsmodelle für mobile kontextbezogene Systeme).
S. 239-242, englisch.
Hong Kong: IEEE computer society, 17. März 2008.
ISBN: 0-7695-3113-X.
Artikel in Tagungsband (Konferenz-Beitrag).
CR-Klassif.H.4 (Information Systems Applications)

The usage of workflow technology to model and execute business processes is widespread in many enterprises and within the software industry. With the growing maturity of sensors, wireless communication, and distributed computing environments, we can enhance this approach to enable smart workflows, which are business processes crossing the boundary to the physical world. Applications for such processes can be found in many application domains, like logistics or in smart factory environments. To realize smart workflows, workflow engines can be coupled with existing context provisioning systems. However, there is a gap between the rather lowlevel provisioning of context (e.g., sensor data and stock information) and the concepts needed in smart workflows (e.g., ”is a spare tool available?”). The main contribution of this paper is to bridge this gap: we show how integration processes can be used to provide context information at different semantical levels for smart workflows.

CopyrightIEEE computer society
Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen
Projekt(e)SFB-627, E1 (Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen)
Eingabedatum8. April 2008