Journal article

Configurable workflow models

Florian Gottschalk, Wil MP Van der Aalst, Monique H Jansen-Vullers, Marcello La Rosa

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COOPERATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS | WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Workflow modeling languages allow for the specification of executable business processes. They, however, typically do not provide any guidance for the adaptation of workflow models, i.e. they do not offer any methods or tools explaining and highlighting which adaptations of the models are feasible and which are not. Therefore, an approach to identify so-called configurable elements of a workflow modeling language and to add configuration opportunities to workflow models is presented in this paper. Configurable elements are the elements of a workflow model that can be modified such that the behavior represented by the model is restricted. More precisely, a configurable element can be either s..

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