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Completion Condition Handling in Workflow Management Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031975D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Completion conditions in workflow management systems provide the capability to test for successful completion of an activity. They are typically expressed as Boolean conditions. In many workflow management systems, failing of a completion condition causes the activity to be restarted. It is suggested that this mode of operation is enhanced through the notion of completion condition faults and completion condition handlers.