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Title: Achieving dynamic inter-organizational workflow management by integrating business processes, e-services, events, and rules
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Title: Achieving dynamic inter-organizational workflow management by integrating business processes, e-services, events, and rules
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Creator: Meng, Jie ( Dissertant )
Su, Stanley Y. W. ( Thesis advisor )
Helal, Abdelsalam ( Thesis advisor )
Lam, Herman ( Reviewer )
Hammer, Joachim ( Reviewer )
Bai, Sherman ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2002
Copyright Date: 2002
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Subjects / Keywords: Rule-based programming
Computer and Information Science and Engineering thesis, Ph. D   ( lcsh )
Electronic commerce -- Computer programs   ( lcsh )
Business enterprises -- Computer networks -- Management
Dissertations, Academic -- Computer and Information Science and Engineering -- UF   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
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Abstract: As the global marketplace becomes more and more competitive, business organizations often need to team up and operate as a virtual enterprise in order to utilize the best of their resources for achieving their common business goals. Since the business environment of a virtual enterprise is highly dynamic, it is necessary to develop a workflow management technology that is capable of handling dynamic workflows across enterprise boundaries. This dissertation describes a dynamic workflow model and a dynamic workflow management system for modeling and controlling the execution of inter-organizational business processes. In this work, all the sharable tasks performed by people or automated systems in a virtual enterprise are defined and published as e-services. The business process models of inter-organizational workflows are defined in terms of, among other things, compositions of e-services provided by the participating organizations. A dynamic workflow model (DWM) is introduced to enable the specification of dynamic properties associated with a business process model. It extends the underlying model of the Workflow Management Coalition's Workflow Process Definition Language (WPDL) by adding connectors, events, triggers, and rules as its modeling constructs, encapsulating activity definitions and allowing e-service requests to be included as a part of the activity specification. The workflow management system makes use of a business event and rule server to trigger business rules during the enactment of a workflow process model to enforce business constraints and policies and/or to modify the process model at run-time. We also introduce a constraint-based, dynamic service binding mechanism to dynamically bind e-service requests to e-services that satisfy some constraint specifications.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida, 2002.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
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System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jie Meng.
General Note: Title from title page of source document.
General Note: Document formatted into pages; contains xii, 102 p.; also contains graphics.
General Note: Includes vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00100311
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 002825169
oclc - 51589072
notis - ANV3713

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    Title Page
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    Copyright
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    Dedication
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    Acknowledgement
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    Table of Contents
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