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Method for supporting multiple devices for users of Workflow Managment Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014645D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Frank Leymann Dieter Roller

Abstract

1 Introduction Workflow management systems support the definition and execution of business processes (*). Those business processes are made up of a set of activities. The sequence in which these activities are executed is specified via control connectors. Control connectors connect one activity, the source activity, with another activity, the target activity. Each activity is associated with a staff assignment. When the activity is processed during execution, this staff assignment is resolved into a set of person. Each of the selected persons is assigned a workitem, that when selected causes the appropriate activity implementation to be invoked. 2 State of the Art