Developing a workflow design framework based on dataflow analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
StatePublished - 2008

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ISSN (Print)1530-1605

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Title41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
PlaceUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period7 - 10 January 2008

Abstract

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. The basic idea of applying dataflow analysis to workflow design has been suggested in the literature. In this paper, we present a framework for applying dataflow analysis to workflow design. Our contribution is threefold. First, we introduce several new instruments, such as activity dependency tree and condition-action table, for specifying the necessary workflow requirements. Furthermore, we develop various key algorithms for requirements analysis and workflow model generation. Third, a system architecture is provided as a roadmap for developing a dataflow-based workflow design tool. © 2008 IEEE.

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Developing a workflow design framework based on dataflow analysis. / Sun, Sherry X.; Zhao, J. Leon.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2008. 4438723.

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