Building global workflow from the scratch: An approach based on integration of heterogenic workflows by mediators

Mayyad Jaber, Youakim Badr, Frederique Biennier

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Abstract

In a fast changing environment, enterprises need to constantly refine their processes in order to effectively meet the requirements needed for achieving on-demand collaboration in order to win new opportunities as a result of market evolution. This paper introduces the global and common Workflow for cross-enterprises collaboration. A problem that stems from the global Workflow is the need to integrate running ad hoc processes whose descriptions unpredictably change to accommodate the business agility. Through this paper, we propose an approach based on synchronization points between processes of two or more enterprises. These points act as mediators to interface ad hoc processes without considering their definitions at the design time neither their evolution during the execution. A case study, relating to eprocurement, will illustrate the introduced concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLean Business Systems and Beyond
EditorsTomasz Koch
Pages373-381
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 2008

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume257
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management

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    Jaber, M., Badr, Y., & Biennier, F. (2008). Building global workflow from the scratch: An approach based on integration of heterogenic workflows by mediators. In T. Koch (Ed.), Lean Business Systems and Beyond (pp. 373-381). (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 257). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-77249-3_39