A Thing Called "Fluid Process" - Beyond Rigidity in Business Process

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A Thing Called "Fluid Process" - Beyond Rigidity in Business Process
: This keynote reports on a new class of processes - so called fluid processes - whose ”engineering” and ”use” is indistinguishable. Fluid processes are continually being adapted and reformed to fit the actual needs and constraints of the situation in hand and to fulfill the overall goals of the involved actors in the best possible way. We present a detailed review of challenges and techniques that exist for the support of fluid processes. We give insights into their nature, discuss fundamental challenges to be tackled, summarize basic technologies enabling fluid processes at the information system level, and describe advanced applications of fluid processes. 1 Motivation The economic success of an enterprise increasingly depends on its ability to flexibly support its business processes by information systems and to react to changes in its environment in a quick and flexible way [RRMD09, WRRMW09]. However, today’s process engineering technologies and tools are ill equ...
Manfred Reichert
Added 26 May 2010
Updated 26 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Manfred Reichert
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