Skip navigation

A design pattern for integration of business process management systems

A design pattern for integration of business process management systems

Ma, Chaoying, Bacon, Liz, Petridis, Miltos and Windall, Gill (2007) A design pattern for integration of business process management systems. In: Chang, Weide and Joshi, James B.D., (eds.) IRI 2007: Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, NJ, pp. 239-244. ISBN 9781424414994 (doi:10.1109/IRI.2007.4296627)

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

A cross-domain workflow application may be constructed using a standard reference model such as the one by the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) [7] but the requirements for this type of application are inherently different from one organization to another. The existing models and systems built around them meet some but not all the requirements from all the organizations involved in a collaborative process. Furthermore the requirements change over time. This makes the applications difficult to develop and distribute. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based approaches such as the BPET (Business Process Execution Language) intend to provide a solution but fail to address the problems sufficiently, especially in the situations where the expectations and level of skills of the users (e.g. the participants of the processes) in different organisations are likely to be different. In this paper, we discuss a design pattern that provides a novel approach towards a solution. In the solution, business users can design the applications at a high level of abstraction: the use cases and user interactions; the designs are documented and used, together with the data and events captured later that represents the user interactions with the systems, to feed an intermediate component local to the users -the IFM (InterFace Mapper) -which bridges the gaps between the users and the systems. We discuss the main issues faced in the design and prototyping. The approach alleviates the need for re-programming with the APIs to any back-end service thus easing the development and distribution of the applications

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms part of a published proceedings from The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, 13-15 August, Las Vegas, USA
Uncontrolled Keywords: business process management systems, integration, design pattern
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Computer & Computational Science Research Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > eCentre
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Science
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:03
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1106

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item