Recovering Workflows from Multi Tiered E-commerce Systems

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Recovering Workflows from Multi Tiered E-commerce Systems
A workflow is a computerized specification of a business process. A workflow describes how tasks are executed and ordered following business policies. E-commerce systems implement the workflows of the daily operations of an organization. Organizations must continuously modify their e-commerce systems in order to accommodate workflow changes. However, e-commerce systems are often designed and developed without referring to the workflows. Modifying e-commerce systems is a time consuming and error prone task. In order to correctly perform this task, developers require an in-depth understanding of multi tiered e-commerce systems and the workflows that they implement. In this paper, we present an approach which automatically recovers workflows from three tier e-commerce systems. Given the starting UI page of a particular workflow, the approach traces the flow of control throughout the different tiers of the e-commerce system in order to recover that workflow. We demonstrate the effectivene...
Maokeng Hung, Ying Zou
Added 04 Jun 2010
Updated 04 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where IWPC
Authors Maokeng Hung, Ying Zou
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