EROICA : A rule-based approach to organizational policy management in workflow systems

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Age Information Management
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Conference, WAIM 2002, Proceedings
EditorsXiaofeng Meng, Jianwen Su, Yujun Wang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages201-212
Volume2419
ISBN (Print)9783540440451
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2419
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title3rd International Conference on Advances in Web-Age Information Management, WAIM 2002
PlaceChina
CityBeijing
Period11 - 13 August 2002

Abstract

Conventional workflow management systems have been criticized for being too rigid in dealing with changes in organizational policies, in particular for the lack of flexible mechanisms for handling complex role resolution. In this paper we describe a rule-based approach (EROICA) for managing organizational policies in workflow systems. Our approach extends the well-known ECA (event-condition-action) approach used in database systems by elevating roles, objects and time intervals to first class citizens, hence the term EROICA (event-role-object-interval-condition-action). In this paper, we focus on the development of a flexible role resolution mechanism that operates under various business constraints specified with EROICA rules. We further discuss the issues of architecture and implementation and demonstrate that the EROICA framework is promising in making next generation of workflow systems more powerful and flexible.

Citation Format(s)

EROICA : A rule-based approach to organizational policy management in workflow systems. / Kumar, Akhil; Zhao, J. Leon.

Advances in Web-Age Information Management: 3rd International Conference, WAIM 2002, Proceedings. ed. / Xiaofeng Meng; Jianwen Su; Yujun Wang. Vol. 2419 Springer Verlag, 2002. p. 201-212 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2419).

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