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Reconciliation of Data Flows in Workflow Management Systems Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014498D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

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1 Introduction Workflow management systems manage the execution of business processes. Those business processes are modeled as direct, acyclic, colored and weighted graphs. 2 Problem Statement 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.