Apply Dataflow Analysis to Workflow Design in Business Process Management

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The technology of workflow automation has been developed to facilitate organizational coordination and collaboration through automating entire work processes and controlling the flow of information among participants. One important step in workflow automation is to design a valid and efficient workflow model that accurately specifies the execution sequence of activities in a business process. The dataflow constraints, which define the data input and output of each activity in a business process, can be used to analyze the dependencies among different activities and determine a proper workflow model for a particular business process. This research project will develop a new workflow design methodology based on dataflow analysis. Moreover, to validate the proposed design method, a prototype system that can help automate the workflow design will be developed and user studies will be conducted to examine the usability of the system.


Project number7200102
Effective start/end date1/09/077/10/10