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Personal Workflow Systems in Support of Inter-process Integration

In our daily lives, people constantly need to schedule their activities to meet their personal goals. Many of these activities involve the interaction with organization sectors, which must follow certain regulations in terms of input data, doable time and places. These regulations form personal processes. In previous work, [Chen01] proposed a personal process model that define a personal process as a set of tasks and a coordination on the tasks and a personal workflow system architecture. However, the proposed system is solely to facilitate a mobile user in deciding when, where, and how to process a task. We have noticed that many processes initiated by an individual often involve business processes coming from different organizations. Our objective in this thesis is to revise the personal process model proposed in [Chen01] by incorporating business processes existing in different sectors, developing a simpler query method, and extending personal workflow architecture in support of the new model. In our architecture, the management of personal processes involves three parties: the service provider, the template provider and the PWFMS. The service providers supply personal processes, each of which enable users to achieve a specific goal, and keep track of the status of executed tasks. The template providers incorporate several personal processes from different service providers and form a useful template for a user. The PWFMSs assist users in managing personal processes. In order to prove our idea, we implemented a prototype of the architecture.
Date21 July 2003
CreatorsTu, Jiun-Kai
Contributorsnone, none, none, none
Source SetsNSYSU Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Archive
Detected LanguageEnglish
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