Coordinating interorganizational workflows based on process-views

Minxin Shen, Duen-Ren Liu

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In multi-enterprise cooperation, an enterprise must monitor the progress of private processes as well as those of the partners to streamline interorganizational workflows. In this work, a process-view model, which extends beyond the conventional activity-based process model, is applied to design workflows across multiple enterprises. A process-view is an abstraction of an implemented process. An enterprise can design various process-views for different partners according to diverse commercial relationships, and establish an integrated process that is comprised of private processes as well as the process-views that these partners provide. Participatory enterprises can obtain appropriate progress information from their own integrated processes, allowing them to collaborate more effectively. Furthermore, interorganizational workflows are coordinated through virtual states of process-views. This work develops a regulated approach to map the states between private processes and process-views. The proposed approach enhances prevalent activity-based process models to be adapted in open and collaborative environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase and Expert Systems Applications - 12th International Conference, DEXA 2001, Proceedings
EditorsPavel Vogel, Gerald Quirchmayr, Heinrich C. Mayr, Jiri Lazansky
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540425276, 9783540425274
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2001
Event12th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2001 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 Sep 20015 Sep 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2001


  • Business Process
  • Base Process
  • Member Activity
  • Virtual State
  • Virtual Enterprise


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