AN INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PEER-TO-PEER WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - P2P based Virtual Organization Concept

A. Aldeeb, K. Crockett, M. J. Stanton

Abstract

Current inter-organizational cooperation technologies and approaches do not adequately support cross- organizational workflow. These approaches concentrate on automating the public workflow in isolation from the internal workflow management systems inside the cooperating organization. Integrating Peer-to-peer (P2P) and workflow technology enables virtual enterprises to dynamically form and dismantle partnerships between organizations workflow management systems. In addition, P2P workflow based systems support various forms of workflow interoperability e. g capacity sharing, chained execution, subcontracting, case transfer, loosely coupled and public to private approach. This paper describes a novel peer-to-peer inter-organizational workflow management framework (P2P inter-org WFMS), which includes workflow advertisement, workflow interconnection, and workflow cooperation. Each organization acts as a workflow peer (WFP) in a virtual enterprise. Sun Microsystems’s JXTA P2P networking environment is used for prototype implementation. XPDL (XML Process Definition Languages) is used for process definition as it offers portability between different Process Design tools. The internal WFMS in each organization is being implemented using TIBCO Business Studio ™.

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Aldeeb A., Crockett K. and J. Stanton M. (2008). AN INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PEER-TO-PEER WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - P2P based Virtual Organization Concept . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-39-5, pages 85-92. DOI: 10.5220/0001682600850092


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@conference{iceis08,
author={A. Aldeeb and K. Crockett and M. J. Stanton},
title={AN INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PEER-TO-PEER WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - P2P based Virtual Organization Concept},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={85-92},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001682600850092},
isbn={978-989-8111-39-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - AN INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL PEER-TO-PEER WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - P2P based Virtual Organization Concept
SN - 978-989-8111-39-5
AU - Aldeeb A.
AU - Crockett K.
AU - J. Stanton M.
PY - 2008
SP - 85
EP - 92
DO - 10.5220/0001682600850092