Workflow management systems are considered a hot technology. Nevertheless, up to now they have not had the diffusion other packages such as productivity tools, E-mail systems and groupware platforms have. We believe that this fact is due to the many limitations of current workflow technology (weak support for changes; complex exception handling mechanisms; limited openness to and integrability with other system components; ...) and that radically new workflow management systems should be designed and developed in order to offer adequate products to the market. In this paper, we outline the main innovative features of the workflow management component of the MILANO system making it highly flexible and adaptable. Particular attention is paid to its modelling framework, which is based on a class of net systems well supported by efficient algorithms, and to the services it offers to both workflow designers and actors. The most relevant aspects of the MILANO workflow management system are also illustrated through a realistic example

Agostini, A., & De Michelis, G. (2000). Light workflow management system using simple process models. COMPUTER SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE WORK, 9(3-4), 335-363 [10.1023/A:1008703327801].

Light workflow management system using simple process models

AGOSTINI, ALESSANDRA;DE MICHELIS, GIORGIO
2000

Abstract

Workflow management systems are considered a hot technology. Nevertheless, up to now they have not had the diffusion other packages such as productivity tools, E-mail systems and groupware platforms have. We believe that this fact is due to the many limitations of current workflow technology (weak support for changes; complex exception handling mechanisms; limited openness to and integrability with other system components; ...) and that radically new workflow management systems should be designed and developed in order to offer adequate products to the market. In this paper, we outline the main innovative features of the workflow management component of the MILANO system making it highly flexible and adaptable. Particular attention is paid to its modelling framework, which is based on a class of net systems well supported by efficient algorithms, and to the services it offers to both workflow designers and actors. The most relevant aspects of the MILANO workflow management system are also illustrated through a realistic example
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workflow management systems, exceptional handling, dynamic change
English
Agostini, A., & De Michelis, G. (2000). Light workflow management system using simple process models. COMPUTER SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE WORK, 9(3-4), 335-363 [10.1023/A:1008703327801].
Agostini, A; DE MICHELIS, G
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