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Coping with Exceptions in Agent-Based Workflow Enactments [chapter]

Joey Sik-Chun Lam, Frank Guerin, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Timothy J. Norman
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
When unexpected exceptions occur during the enactment of a workflow we would like agents to be able to cope with them intelligently.  ...  Typical workflow management systems are centralised and rigid; they cannot cope with the unexpected flexibly.  ...  This information is important both for deciding the institutional updates, and for finding suitable candidates when coping with exceptions; however, this duplication is not optimal.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02562-4_9 fatcat:cdtyiax2czd73gckjsirbhmdqe

Building Multi-Agent Systems for Workflow Enactment and Exception Handling [chapter]

Joey Lam, Frank Guerin, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Timothy J. Norman
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we describe a method for building a norm-governed multi-agent system which can enact a set of workflows and cope with exceptions.  ...  Multi-agent systems offer the possibility of enacting workflows in a distributed manner, via software agents which are intelligent and autonomous, and respect the constraints in a norm-governed organisation  ...  In this paper we explore the issue of building agent systems which can enact workflows in a distributed fashion, and which can cope with exceptions as they arise.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14962-7_4 fatcat:2sigjlwxcbet7ei737xdpx3omq

Goal-based design pattern for delegation of work in health care teams

Adela Grando, Mor Peleg, David Glasspool
2010 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
how a domain and language independent design pattern, defined as networks of tasks and goals, can be used to formally specify the transfer of responsibility and accountability when tasks are delegated in  ...  But in case the provider cannot cope with the exception he can inform the client and transfer to the client the responsibility of dealing with the exception.  ...  During delegation, the responsibility for enacting a service and handling exceptions is passed from the requester (client) to a performer (provider); when the provider cannot cope with the exceptions he  ... 
pmid:20841697 fatcat:54o2q2273rczzaq3rlcisbb7li

Home Healthcare Process: Challenges and Open Issues [article]

Selma Arbaoui, N. Cislo, N. Smith-Guerin
2012 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we adopt a process approach to tackle the home healthcare domain in order to highlight the importance of organisational aspects in the success of an ICT-home healthcare project.  ...  experiences in 3 process research communities.  ...  in the management of dynamic change, either a momentary (exception) or permanent change (to cope with heterogeneous and multi-disciplinary actors).  ... 
arXiv:1206.5430v1 fatcat:gngpu74urrdhrh2hvero2fmd3y

Continuation-passing enactment of distributed recoverable workflows

Weihai Yu, Jie Yang
2007 Proceedings of the 2007 ACM symposium on Applied computing - SAC '07  
The approach is of continuation-passing style, where continuations, or the reminder of the executions, are passed along with asynchronous messages for workflow enactment.  ...  We propose a fully decentralized approach to workflow enactment that is not subject to these obstacles. In addition, it supports automatic recovery.  ...  Distributed Workflow Enactment with CEKK The enactment of a flow in our approach is the process of transitions of CEKK states performed by the agents.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1244002.1244114 dblp:conf/sac/YuY07 fatcat:3dardumgebfz3doweijykn37om

Balancing Organizational Regulation and Agent Autonomy: An MDE-Based Approach [chapter]

Loris Penserini, Virginia Dignum, Athanasios Staikopoulos, Huib Aldewereld, Frank Dignum
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In particular, with respect to the proposed ALIVE design framework, we discuss possible advantages of having different levels -i.e., Organizational and Coordination -in the design process of agent-based  ...  Section 3 briefly sketches a case study about The Netherlands procedures to cope with a crisis management scenario.  ...  Moreover, in GRIP-2, the expertise of several agents is needed to cope with the crisis, e.g., agents Cop, Medic and Firefighter comply with and enact the role Crisis Solvers and how they should coordinate  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10203-5_17 fatcat:khp7i7un5jgb3gu4ax5oczlpce

Integrating Workflow into Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining Systems [chapter]

Chayapol Moemeng, Xinhua Zhu, Longbing Cao
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In agent-based distributed data mining (ADDM), agents are an integral part of the system and can seamlessly incorporate with workflows.  ...  Agent-based workflow has been proven its potential in overcoming issues in traditional workflow-based systems, such as decentralization, organizational issues, etc.  ...  Conclusions We present an integration of agent-based workflows with agent-based distributed data mining.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15420-1_2 fatcat:5clzew4o7verpaebhtlneckidq

Towards adaptive workflow systems

Abraham Bernstein, Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Mark Klein
1999 ACM SIGGROUP Bulletin  
The experience with the projects has also shown, that in many cases the conditions for a proper evaluation (required by the European Union) are not well met.  ...  , interviews and other data-collection methods have been developed, based on the general Reference Model.  ...  He concluded that workflow systems have to be more adaptive and able to cope with exceptional situations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/331982.332008 fatcat:bxttikqfnvb3pkaznwl3y6zhnu

A Model of Co-ordination Support for Unanticipated Situations [chapter]

S. Ossowski, A. García-Serrano
1996 Advanced IT Tools  
Finally, the architecture of an agent-based support system that assists flexible exception management is sketched.  ...  A mayor drawback of today's workflow management approaches is their difficulty in responding adequately to unexpected events.  ...  In this section we are concerned with the social mechanism of "helping each other out": actors are attentive to their workloads, and when one of them cannot cope with it, others assume part of the work  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34979-4_62 fatcat:26mic4ywibcvlpwuyqzlwjy5va

Interactive Workflows with WADE

Federico Bergenti, Giovanni Caire, Danilo Gotta
2012 2012 IEEE 21st International Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises  
In this paper we present the latest developments of WADE (Workflows and Agents Development Environment) that provide concrete support for a better realization of the innovative paradigm of agent-based  ...  Such processes are met frequently in practice and WADE seamlessly accommodates Web and Android users by means of dedicated views.  ...  for agent-based workflows).  ... 
doi:10.1109/wetice.2012.32 dblp:conf/wetice/BergentiCG12 fatcat:cp653w73gbbodgcnkm4y3p4jia

Case-Based Support for Collaborative Business [chapter]

Ralph Bergmann, Andrea Freßmann, Kerstin Maximini, Rainer Maximini, Thomas Sauer
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Adaptive workflows and collaboration patterns selected by a CBR process are introduced for explicitly describing collaboration among agents.  ...  This paper describes the development of the generic collaboration support architecture CAKE incorporating case-based reasoning (CBR).  ...  A further parallel to CAKE is the CBRFlow approach [16] , which combines workflow technology with conversational CBR (CCBR) in order to cope with changing and unpredictable processes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11805816_38 fatcat:gau2f7u5hnazhfsczpd2d7tq54

Smart Document-Centric Processing of Human Oriented Information Flows

Magdalena Godlewska
2018 Computing and informatics  
Each MIND document is a mobile agent that has built-in migration policy to control its own workflow and services enabling proper processing of contained information.  ...  The architecture supports users in the implementation of procedures, and selection of services needed to work on the document.  ...  Acknowledgment This work was supported in part by the National Science Centre, Poland, under Grant No. DEC1-2011/01/B/ST6/06500.  ... 
doi:10.4149/cai_2018_3_673 fatcat:gojejvhkifd7lmx67l3y45mbne

Effective e-Government Process Monitoring and Interoperation: A Case Study on the Removal of Unauthorized Building Works in Hong Kong

Jenny Wong, Dickson Chiu, Kai Mark
2007 2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07)  
The process interoperation requirements are defined in a uniform Event-Condition-Action Rule format for workflow interoperation and exception handling.  ...  This paper analyzes the existing workflow arrangement for the removal of unauthorized building works in Hong Kong and proposes to improve the performance of e-government process monitoring and interoperation  ...  To cope with the monitoring and enforcement effectively and efficiently, BD needs an automated and integrated workflow management system with alert management for the interoperations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2007.194 dblp:conf/hicss/WongCM07 fatcat:375qom7a5rfstao7e4zgaykooi

Workflows in bioinformatics: meta-analysis and prototype implementation of a workflow generator

Alexander Garcia Castro, Samuel Thoraval, Leyla J Garcia, Mark A Ragan
2005 BMC Bioinformatics  
Despite the proliferation of GUIs (Graphic User Interfaces) in bioinformatics, only some of them provide workflow capabilities; surprisingly, no meta-analysis of workflow operators and components in bioinformatics  ...  Computational methods for problem solving need to interleave information access and algorithm execution in a problem-specific workflow.  ...  potential problem in coping with business change.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2105-6-87 pmid:15813976 pmcid:PMC1090554 fatcat:bjyqbcu7bjacfhkjebelmwadlu

Tolerating exceptions in workflows

Alex Borgida, Takahiro Murata
1999 Software engineering notes  
Contributions We have laid out a computational framework that provides generic, flexible, and disciplined means of exception handling in workflow/process enactment, based on a precise account of deviations  ...  users, are allowed to act as on-line exception handlers, in order to exercise judgment in coping with unanticipated situations or when encountering "persistent violations" left by others.  ... 
doi:10.1145/295666.295673 fatcat:5hmrszjyhrabzeylfy62axo4cq
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