Conceptual modeling of workflows

F. Casati, S. Ceri, B. Pernici, G. Pozzi

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Abstract

Workflow management is emerging as a challenging area for databases, stressing database technology beyond its current capabilities. Workflow management systems need to be more integrated with data management technology, in particular as it concerns the access to external databases. Thus, a convergence between workflow management and databases is occurring. In order to make such convergence effective, however, it is required to improve and strengthen the specification of workflows at the conceptual level, by formalizing within a unique model their “internal behavior” (e.g. interaction and cooperation between tasks), their relationship to the environment (e.g. the assignment of work task to agents) and the access to external databases. The conceptual model presented in this paper is a basis for achieving convergence of workflows and databases; the workflow description language being used combines the specification of workflows with accesses to external databases. We briefly indicate how the conceptual model presented in this paper is suitable for being supported by means of active rules on workflow-specific data structures. We foresee an immediate application of this conceptual model to workflow interoperability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOOER 1995
Subtitle of host publicationObject-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modeling - 14th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages341-354
Number of pages14
Volume1021
ISBN (Print)3540606726, 9783540606727
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Object-Oriented Entity-Relationship, OOER 1995 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 13 Dec 199515 Dec 1995

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1021
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Object-Oriented Entity-Relationship, OOER 1995
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period13.12.9515.12.95

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Conceptual Modeling
Work Flow
Conceptual Model
Workflow Management
Specification
Specifications
Workflow Management System
Data Management
Interoperability
Information management
Data structures
Data Structures
Assignment
Internal
Interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Casati, F., Ceri, S., Pernici, B., & Pozzi, G. (1995). Conceptual modeling of workflows. In OOER 1995: Object-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modeling - 14th International Conference, Proceedings (Vol. 1021, pp. 341-354). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1021). Springer Verlag.

Conceptual modeling of workflows. / Casati, F.; Ceri, S.; Pernici, B.; Pozzi, G.

OOER 1995: Object-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modeling - 14th International Conference, Proceedings. Vol. 1021 Springer Verlag, 1995. p. 341-354 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1021).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Casati, F, Ceri, S, Pernici, B & Pozzi, G 1995, Conceptual modeling of workflows. in OOER 1995: Object-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modeling - 14th International Conference, Proceedings. vol. 1021, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 1021, Springer Verlag, pp. 341-354, 14th International Conference on Object-Oriented Entity-Relationship, OOER 1995, Gold Coast, Australia, 13.12.95.
Casati F, Ceri S, Pernici B, Pozzi G. Conceptual modeling of workflows. In OOER 1995: Object-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modeling - 14th International Conference, Proceedings. Vol. 1021. Springer Verlag. 1995. p. 341-354. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Casati, F. ; Ceri, S. ; Pernici, B. ; Pozzi, G. / Conceptual modeling of workflows. OOER 1995: Object-Oriented and Entity-Relationship Modeling - 14th International Conference, Proceedings. Vol. 1021 Springer Verlag, 1995. pp. 341-354 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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