© 1998

Wide Area Workflow Management

Creating Partnerships for the 21st Century


Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gerold Riempp
    Pages 1-7
  3. Gerold Riempp
    Pages 9-22
  4. Gerold Riempp
    Pages 179-231
  5. Gerold Riempp
    Pages 253-259
  6. Gerold Riempp
    Pages 261-263
  7. Gerold Riempp
    Pages 265-304
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 305-318

About this book


In this volume Gerold Riempp examines the interaction of different workflow management systems (WFMS) in geographically-distributed and legally-separate organisations. This is an emerging field of research known as Wide Area Workflow Management (WAWM). He examines the technical and managerial aspects of workflow management via a framework which he has developed to describe the problems involved in WAWM and to find viable solutions. Based on this theoretical framework, the author also develops a prototype software framework - the Wide Area GroupFlow System - to demonstrate the solutions via practical software tools. The tools will be available to the reader via the WWW. Also included are the results of case studies from some of the 15 developers who have been using this software over the past two years.


WWW collaboration online organization system

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.DarmstadtGermany

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