Title
Process fragmentation, distribution and execution using an event-based interaction scheme Process fragmentation, distribution and execution using an event-based interaction scheme
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
New York ,
Subject
Computer. Automation
Source (journal)
Journal of systems and software. - New York
Volume/pages
89(2014) , p. 170-192
ISSN
0164-1212
ISI
000331432600013
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The combination of service oriented architectures and business processes creates an enactment environment in which processes can be deployed and executed automatically. From a managerial and technical point of view, the interpretation, control and execution of a process flow happen very often at one point in the organizational and IT structure. This creates an inflexible environment in which control over and visibility of cross-departmental processes cannot be distributed across these organizational entities. Although the process model may need to be designed as a whole (to have an end-to-end definition), the actual execution of the process may need to be distributed across all participating partners. There are several ways to achieve this distribution. In this paper, we look at an event-based process deployment and execution infrastructure in which a process model can be automatically partitioned and distributed over different enactment entities, provided some given distribution definition. We compare the performance and flexibility of the proposed technique with other approaches and discuss the potential advantages and drawbacks of the event-based distribution. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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