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An expert system for dynamic re-coordination of distributed workflows

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An expert system for dynamic re-coordination of distributed workflows
A persistent problem in the use of automated workflow management systems for inter-organizational workflows has been the need for manual redefinition of coordination points in the process models when either organization changes its processes. Coordinating communications between production-chain organizations are usually based on the notification of completion of tasks by one party which constitute pre-conditions for activity in another organization; autonomous task changes disrupt coordination. This paper describes a workflow re-coordination model and corresponding expert support system based on workflow goals which are more stable than the low-level machine, role and technique dependent activities which implement them. Following development of the model, we describe a set of three elementary disruption cases which span a large number of common workflow changes. Using these cases we demonstrate that common coordination disruption situations can be totally or partially repaired by use ...
William L. Kuechler Jr., Vijay K. Vaishnavi
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where ESWA
Authors William L. Kuechler Jr., Vijay K. Vaishnavi
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