A Resource Model for Cloud-based Workflow Management Systems - Enabling Access Control, Collaboration and Reuse

Sebastian Görg, Ralph Bergmann, Sarah Gessinger, Mirjam Minor

Abstract

Cloud-based workflow management systems provide platforms for modeling and execution of workflows while offering the common benefits of cloud computing. Additionally, the opportunity for workflow reuse and collaborative modeling could support agile business, as better workflows can be created according to a particular demand of the business with less effort. This paper addresses the issue of workflow reuse and collaborative modeling within a community of users. We present a new resource model for workflow related resources as well as a proposal for an access control mechanism. The proposed methods are currently under development within the workflow management system CAKE.

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Görg S., Bergmann R., Gessinger S. and Minor M. (2013). A Resource Model for Cloud-based Workflow Management Systems - Enabling Access Control, Collaboration and Reuse . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8565-52-5, pages 263-272. DOI: 10.5220/0004371302630272


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@conference{closer13,
author={Sebastian Görg and Ralph Bergmann and Sarah Gessinger and Mirjam Minor},
title={A Resource Model for Cloud-based Workflow Management Systems - Enabling Access Control, Collaboration and Reuse},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2013},
pages={263-272},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004371302630272},
isbn={978-989-8565-52-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - A Resource Model for Cloud-based Workflow Management Systems - Enabling Access Control, Collaboration and Reuse
SN - 978-989-8565-52-5
AU - Görg S.
AU - Bergmann R.
AU - Gessinger S.
AU - Minor M.
PY - 2013
SP - 263
EP - 272
DO - 10.5220/0004371302630272