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Deriving Process Models from Method Traces

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014597D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Frank Leymann Dieter Roller

Abstract

1 Introduction Applications written to the object oriented paradigm are made up of individual objects that interact with each other by invoking methods on each other. Applications written to the workflow paradigm are made up of a process model and a set of activities. Each of these activities has associated with it an implementation that performs the actual work. As pointed out in (1), an activity implementation can be the invocation of a method on a business object. When workflow technology is introduced into companies, it could be desirable to exploit workflow technology for applications that have been written using object technology, using for example object servers.