Modification of Workflow Management System Focused on a Human

  • Vojtech Mates
Conference paper


This paper discusses a problem of managing resources by utilizing the Workflow Management System taking into account the properties of WfMS participant. The paper shows a problem using architecture according to Workflow Management Coalition—no distinction is made between participants of Workflow Management System with the same role. The possible solution lies in the modification of the process definition. The paper shows how to use the Workflow Management System for setting up dynamic properties of profiles of WfMS participants which significantly supports the solution for more precise managing resources in Workflow Management System. This modification of the Workflow Management System also enables other ways for the analysis of the business process. The solution can also improve assigning participants of Workflow Management System to task.


Business Process Process Instance Automatic Assignment Process Definition Dynamic Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

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