WFESelector - A Tool for Comparing and Selecting Workflow Engines

Karim Baïna

Abstract

The task of selecting a workflow engine becomes more and more complex and risky. For this reason, organizations require a broad, and a clear vision of which workflow engines are, and will continue to be, suitable for changing requirements. This paper presents a workflow engines comparison model to analyze, compare, and select business process management modeling and enactment engines (Workflow Engines or WFEs) according to user specific requirements. After the description of the underlying model itself, we present the implementation of this workflow engines comparison model through our multi-criteria workflow engines comparison and selection prototype WFESelector. The later proposes two scenarios for selecting relevant WFE: either to express dynamically multi-criteria query upon a WFE evaluation database, or to browse the whole WFE classification through a reporting aggregation based dashboard. WFESelector is subsequently experimented to assess criteria satisfaction on a very large number of open source workflow engines (as numerous as 35).

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Baïna K. (2007). WFESelector - A Tool for Comparing and Selecting Workflow Engines . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-88-7, pages 330-337. DOI: 10.5220/0002397303300337


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@conference{iceis07,
author={Karim Baïna},
title={WFESelector - A Tool for Comparing and Selecting Workflow Engines},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2007},
pages={330-337},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002397303300337},
isbn={978-972-8865-88-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - WFESelector - A Tool for Comparing and Selecting Workflow Engines
SN - 978-972-8865-88-7
AU - Baïna K.
PY - 2007
SP - 330
EP - 337
DO - 10.5220/0002397303300337