ACTIVITY CREDITING IN DISTRIBUTED WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENTS

Eric D. Browne, Michael Schrefl, James R. Warren

Abstract

Workflow Management Systems (WfMSs) are increasingly being introduced to deal with cooperative inter-organisational business processes. There are many situations in these distributed workflow environments, where, for a given business process, activities might be undertaken in one enterprise that overlap with, or repeat activities undertaken elsewhere. This paper examines such situations in the context of healthcare, where duplicated tests and procedures are costly and can have negative health impacts on patients undergoing unnecessary tests and interventions. Our approach is based on a two-tier goal/process representation of business processes and an execution model comprising a candidate discovery phase, followed by a component crediting phase. We introduce the notions of full vs. partial crediting, goal-level vs. activity-level crediting and examine the role that termporal constraints play in determining candidate components for crediting.

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D. Browne E., Schrefl M. and R. Warren J. (2004). ACTIVITY CREDITING IN DISTRIBUTED WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENTS . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 245-253. DOI: 10.5220/0002631702450253


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis04,
author={Eric D. Browne and Michael Schrefl and James R. Warren},
title={ACTIVITY CREDITING IN DISTRIBUTED WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={245-253},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002631702450253},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - ACTIVITY CREDITING IN DISTRIBUTED WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENTS
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - D. Browne E.
AU - Schrefl M.
AU - R. Warren J.
PY - 2004
SP - 245
EP - 253
DO - 10.5220/0002631702450253