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Title: Cross-organisational workflow enactment via progressive linking by run-time agents
Authors: Chen, Xi
Chung, Paul Wai Hing
Keywords: Multi-agent systems
Workflow interoperability
Virtual enterprise
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Springer-Verlag
Citation: CHEN, X. and CHUNG, P.W.H., 2006. Cross-organisational workflow enactment via progressive linking by run-time agents. IN: International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE'06), Annecy, France, June 27-30.
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence;Vol. 4031
Abstract: Driven by popular adoptions of workflow and requirements from the practice of virtual enterprise (VE), research in workflow interoperability is currently on the increase. Nonetheless, it is still in its early stage compared with the maturity of individual workflow technology. Some attempts have been tried, however results are not satisfactory especially in a VE context, where many of the partnerships are dynamic and temporary. Reasons include the rigidity and high initial coordination cost inherently associated with top-down modelling and enactment approaches. Therefore, this paper proposes a bottom-up and WfMS 1 Keywords: Multi-Agent Systems, Workflow Interoperability, Virtual Enterprise -independent approach towards cross-organisational workflow enactment, which is via progressive linking enabled by run-time agents. This is expected to pave the way for further cross-organisational workflow needs.
Description: This is a conference paper [© Springer-Verlag], further details can be obtained:- http://esia2.univ-savoie.fr/conf-iea-aie/
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/11779568_8
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5967
ISBN: 9783540354536
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