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A Multi-agent System for Cross-Organizational Workflows Management Based on Process-View [chapter]

Ping Jiang, Xinyu Shao, Liang Gao, Zhenfeng Yang
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A multi-agent system combined with Petri net based process-view approach is proposed to facilitate cross-organizational workflows management.  ...  Workflow interoperability across enterprises boundaries presents a significant challenge recently. Process-view provides a promising way to crossorganizational workflows design.  ...  Our previous work [2] proposed a Petri net based process-view approach for workflow modeling in virtual enterprises.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72588-6_37 fatcat:edwm6ix4hbhztoumbbbvzfrrce

An Agent-Based Model for Cross-Enterprise Supply Chain Management

Tarini Prasad Panigrahy, Manas Ranjan Patra
2014 Transactions on Networks and Communications  
In this paper, we have proposed an agent-based cross-enterprise workflow Management System (WFMS) architecture which can dynamically integrate the workflows and compose a workflow execution community customized  ...  Cross-enterprise workflows can not only streamline and coordinate business processes across organizational boundaries in a dynamic Web environment but can provide low cost and flexible solution to supply  ...  Agent based Workflow architecture The detail architecture of the agent based workflow is presented in Figure 4 . It supports cross enterprise workflow that involves multiple organizations.  ... 
doi:10.14738/tnc.24.380 fatcat:kaqg24fwwfavdayc5wtnu4jihm

Towards New Frontiers: CrossWork [chapter]

Nikolay Mehandjiev, Alexander Haemmerle, Paul Grefen, Santi Ristol
2010 Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing  
The approach focuses on support for networks of small and medium enterprises.  ...  The MaBE project (Multi-agent Business Environment) set out to deliver an agent-based technology infrastructure suitable for implementing business support systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-84882-691-5_2 dblp:series/aikp/MehandjievHGR10 fatcat:gepvbwjk2retppdowmjh5v2wzu

The GroupFlow Framework: Enterprise Model and Architecture of the Workflow System [chapter]

Ludwig Nastansky, Wolfgang Hilpert
1996 Distributed Information Systems in Business  
The procedures for the specification of workflows based on this framework are outlined.  ...  GroupFlow offers business process and technology frameworks to set up versatile and flexible workflow systems for distributed information management within organizations and their outside communication  ...  /or WAN-based workflow supporting runtime environment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-80216-4_12 fatcat:2m7ngsmofren5kuyadtepr2dc4

Cross-Organisational Workflow Enactment Via Progressive Linking by Run-Time Agents [chapter]

Xi Chen, Paul Chung
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This is expected to pave the way for further cross-organisational workflow needs.  ...  Therefore, this paper proposes a bottom-up and WfMS 1 -independent approach towards cross-organisational workflow enactment, which is via progressive linking enabled by run-time agents.  ...  Centred around a set of activities, an activity-based workflow is constructed in contrast to an entity-based workflow [3] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/11779568_8 fatcat:teyu5lww55agzldyspzjjcr74m

Workflow View Driven Cross-Organizational Interoperability in a Web Service Environment

Dickson K.W. Chiu, S.C. Cheung, Sven Till, Kamalakar Karlapalem, Qing Li, Eleanna Kafeza
2004 Journal of Special Topics in Information Technology and Management  
In this paper, we introduce our approach of using workflow views as a fundamental support for E-service workflow interoperability and for controlled (sub-) workflows visibility to external parties.  ...  We develop an interoperation model based on workflow views, with a supply-chain E-service cross-organization workflow example.  ...  It allows sub-workflows to be executed in different workflow engines across the web. It is a new approach to E-service enactment based on an advanced WFMS engine.  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:item.0000031580.57966.d4 fatcat:xnr46zz4lncdjj6kohtvtqewdi

Workflow View Driven Cross-Organizational Interoperability in a Web-Service Environment [chapter]

Dickson K. W. Chiu, Shing-Chi Cheung, Kamalakar Karlapalem, Qing Li, Sven Till
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we introduce our approach of using workflow views as a fundamental support for E-service workflow interoperability and for controlled (sub-) workflows visibility to external parties.  ...  We develop an interoperation model based on workflow views, with a supply-chain E-service cross-organization workflow example.  ...  It allows sub-workflows to be executed in different workflow engines across the web. It is a new approach to E-service enactment based on an advanced WFMS engine.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-36189-8_4 fatcat:vhoo2jknbzcmnbhy2adhrrm7mu

Enhancing Enterprise Collaboration by Using Multifaceted Services [chapter]

Sodki Chaari, Loubna Ali, Frédérique Biennier, Joël Favrel, Chokri Ben Amar
2007 Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks  
As contractual relationships hetween enterprises are concerned, a particular allention must be paid on the service level agreements to support an end to end convenient quality of service level.  ...  A con temporal)' approach for addressing these critical issues is the Service Oriented Architecture which can be introduced to implement opened and flexihle in/brmation system.  ...  On the other hand, several approaches have been proposed to support inter-organization collaboration, by extending traditional Workflow Management System (WfMS) technology to distributed, Internet-based  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-73798-0_56 dblp:conf/ifip5-5/ChaariABFA07 fatcat:mn2kanswvjbypcj4fikkxh5zb4

Agent-oriented compositional approaches to services-based cross-organizational workflow

M BLAKE
2004 Decision Support Systems  
This paper details design aspects of an architecture that would support this evolvable service-based workflow composition.  ...  Given the dynamic nature of this domain, the adaptation of software agents represents a possible solution for the composition and enactment of cross-organizational services.  ...  The WARP approach Workflow Automation for Agent-Based Reflective Processes (WARP) is an agent-based middleware architecture used to implement the SCW framework.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0167-9236(04)00062-4 fatcat:46x7bfc7gbd2dbbqasvkr5zfbe

Agent-oriented compositional approaches to services-based cross-organizational workflow

M.Brian Blake, Hassan Gomaa
2005 Decision Support Systems  
This paper details design aspects of an architecture that would support this evolvable service-based workflow composition.  ...  Given the dynamic nature of this domain, the adaptation of software agents represents a possible solution for the composition and enactment of cross-organizational services.  ...  The WARP approach Workflow Automation for Agent-Based Reflective Processes (WARP) is an agent-based middleware architecture used to implement the SCW framework.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.dss.2004.04.003 fatcat:xmfv24m6qvckxbrgcscnrxxkhq

Agents for Cross-Organisational Business Interoperability [chapter]

Iain Duncan Stalker, Nikolay Mehandjiev
2009 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
In this paper we focus on issues of process interoperability and the use of agents to support cross-organisational process interoperability.  ...  We maintain that an informed decision on the place of agents within this context demands a systematic approach: such an approach forms the core contribution of this paper.  ...  again providing for integration of model-based and agent-based approaches.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01668-4_2 fatcat:q7akrxzzdnamhawek66tx2by6e

Agent-Supported Collaboration and Interoperability for Networked Enterprises [chapter]

Ingo Zinnikus, Xiaoqi Cao, Klaus Fischer
2011 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
The paper presents an agent-supported framework for improving solutions for enterprise interoperability and enterprise collaboration.  ...  Special emphasis is put on how agents can support enterprise interoperability as well as enterprise collaboration services.  ...  [15] cover several important aspects, [16] propose the application of agents for workflows in general. [17] provide an overview of agent-based modeling approaches for enterprises.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19680-5_17 fatcat:bruiyynssbf7pi5oqmh2ml7gtu

Enabling Support of Collaborative Cross-enterprise Business Processes for Legacy ERP Systems

Gundars Alksnis, Ērika Asņina, Mārīte Kirikova, Egils Meiers
2015 Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly  
Necessity to cooperate in the cross-enterprise setting leads to Collaborative Business Processes (CBPs).  ...  The paper also discusses different settings of cross-enterprise CBP and shows simplified enterprise models behind the vendor possibilities to positively impact collaborative processes.  ...  "Technologies for managing services in workflows."  ... 
doi:10.7250/csimq.2015-2.01 fatcat:jdljynnzijbbvhhmljfie2mdly

Dynamic business network process management in instant virtual enterprises

Paul Grefen, Nikolay Mehandjiev, Giorgos Kouvas, Georg Weichhart, Rik Eshuis
2009 Computers in industry (Print)  
This functionality goes significantly beyond traditional approaches for interorganizational workflow management.  ...  The approach, architecture and technology required for this dynamic network process management in IVEs are outlined in this paper.  ...  Sven Till and Jochem Vonk are thanked for proof-reading this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compind.2008.06.006 fatcat:si3rup7ocvfgbn636guewsvogq

Workflow Management in Mobile Environments [chapter]

Andrea Maurino, Stefano Modafferi
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Our research focuses on the management of a business process in a mobile environment and in this paper we present an approach to divide an unique workflow in different autonomous workflows each controlled  ...  The delegation model presented supports disconnected characteristics and the independence execution of the workflow parts that means the hosting of an independent engine in each controller.  ...  Pernici for the profitable discussions about the arguments of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30188-2_7 fatcat:xogmjowqtbd6zcy6vhzqksbxyi
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