Title: Towards a dynamic rule-based business process

Authors: Jose Felipe Mejia Bernal, Maurizio Morisio

Addresses: Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Turin, Italy. ' Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Turin, Italy

Abstract: Making a business process more dynamic is an open issue, and we think it is feasible if we decompose the business process transitions and activities in a set of rules defined as Event Condition Action (ECA) rules. The goal of a dynamic rule-based business process is to change the implementation of a process instance at runtime. We are proposing a way for representing a Dynamic Business Process in terms of rules based on pattern identification. In this paper, we also discuss characteristics related to business process execution time and effective business process modification support. In particular, we analyse YAWL and Bonita Workflow in order to compare them with our approach and discuss their strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords: rule-based business processes; context awareness; web services; XML; pattern identification; event condition action rules; dynamic business processes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2010.036404

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2010 Vol.6 No.4, pp.385 - 399

Published online: 02 Nov 2010 *

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