Definition of Business Process Integration Operators for Generalization

G. Grossmann, Y. Ren, M. Schrefl, M. Stumptner
Schr05b (2005)
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2005), Miami, Florida, U.S.A., May 25-28, 2005, pp. 510-517, 2005.
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Integration of autonomous object-oriented systems requires the integration of both object structure and object behavior. However, research in this area has so far mainly addressed the integration of object structure. Based on our earlier work that identified behavior-based correspondences between business processes and defined a set of permissible integration operators to enable the construction of linked or integrated business processes. In this paper, we define the integration operators themselves in terms of a set of high level operation calls and demonstrate them on a car dealer and car insurance example. For modelling purposes we use a subset of UML activity diagrams.

Keywords:workflow, cross organisation workflow, business process integration