A Process Service Model for Dynamic Enterprise Process Interconnection

  • Karim Baïna
  • Khalid Benali
  • Claude Godart
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2172)


Due to business process automation development, process interconnection becomes an important matter. Actually, process interconnection mechanisms are indispensable to co-ordinate business processes within and beyond organisation boundaries, to strength awareness inside virtual enterprises, to facilitate multinational e-transactions, etc. Therefore, thinking and proposing mechanisms to insure interconnection between organisational business processes is becoming a hot topic of research. Actually, existing work co-ordination systems (workflows, shared agenda, co-operative authoring tools, revision and configuration control systems, etc.) have been mainly developed to suit the intern needs of enterprises. Thus most of these systems are not adapted to inter-enterprise co-operation. As we are interested in workflow process co-operation, we aim, through this paper, to provide a model supporting dynamic cross organisational process interconnection. This paper introduces our process model, then our process service model, and finally our process service interconnection model.


Business Process Event Visibility Process Service Process Instance Virtual Enterprise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karim Baïna
    • 1
  • Khalid Benali
    • 1
  • Claude Godart
    • 1
  1. 1.LORIA - INRIA - CNRS - UMR 7503Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy CedexFrance

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