Activity relations : A dataflow approach to workflow design

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIS 2006 Proceedings - Twenty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems
Pages661-672
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title27th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2006
PlaceUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period10 - 13 December 2006

Abstract

A key step in workflow design is to determine the activity sequences, which are often driven by the dataflow constraints in a business process. Therefore, the literature has suggested that workflow design can start with dataflow analysis. However, no formalism exists for deriving activity sequences from a set of identified activities and their input and output data. In this paper, we formalize the problem of workflow design on the basis of dataflow analysis. We tackle the problem by using the concept of "activity relations" as an intermediate step for identifying the possible activity execution sequences from dataflow. We investigate how to derive activity relations from dataflow and discuss their implication in workflow design.

Research Area(s)

  • Activity relations, Data dependencies, Dataflow analysis, Workflow design

Citation Format(s)

Activity relations : A dataflow approach to workflow design. / Sun, Sherry X.; Leon Zhao, J.

ICIS 2006 Proceedings - Twenty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems. 2006. p. 661-672.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review