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Wait Activities in Workflow Management Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013312D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

1 Introduction Workflow management systems manage the execution of business processes. Those business processes are modeled as direct, acyclic, colored and weighted graphs. The major constructs in drawing processes are activities and control connectors. The activities describe the tasks to be performed, and the control connectors describe the potential sequence in which the activities are to be carried out. Figure 1 shows schematically the structure of such a process graph. A1 A2 A3