AgentWork: A Workflow System Supporting Event-Oriented Workflow Adaptation

Authors: 
Müller, Robert
Greiner, Ulrike
Rahm, Erhard
Year: 
2003
Language: 
English
Abstract: 
Current workflow management systems still lack support for dynamic and automatic workflow adaptations. However, this functionality is a major requirement for next-generation workflow systems to provide sufficient flexibility to cope with unexpected failure events. We present the concepts and implementation of AgentWork, an event-based workflow management system supporting automated workflow adaptations in a comprehensive way. In particular, AgentWork uses temporal estimates to determine which remaining parts of running workflows are affected by an exception and is able to predictively perform suitable workflow adaptations. This helps ensure that necessary adaptations are performed in time with minimal user interaction which is especially valuable in complex applications such as for medical treatments.
Pubdate / Erscheinungsdatum: 
2003-03
Pages / Seitenanzahl: 
27
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