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On Evolution of XML Workflow Schemata

  • Fábio Zschornack
  • Nina Edelweiss
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3180)

Abstract

XML is arising as a new format to represent the enterprises’ business processes, since it is a flexible and interchangeable language. In the workflow area, one of the most discussed questions is the evolution of the workflow representations, in order to meet new requirements. Despite the number of existing proposals, none of them deals with evolution of workflows that use the XML syntax. In this paper, we present a proposal for workflow evolution in which the workflow schema is represented in XML. The proposal is based on versioning concepts, that allow the storage and use of different versions of the same workflow schema. An evolution architecture is proposed, in order to separate the involved concepts in a set of managers. Two of these managers are discussed in this paper – Version Manager and Modification Manager.

Keywords

Business Process Schema Version Version Manager Evolution Architecture Loop Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fábio Zschornack
    • 1
  • Nina Edelweiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS 

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