Mobile Business Processes

  • Volker Gruhn
  • Matthias Book
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2877)


Today’s global markets demand global processes. Increasingly, these processes are not only distributed, but also contain mobile aspects. We discuss two challenges brought about by these mobile business processes: Firstly, the need to specify the distribution of processes across several sites, and secondly, the need to specify the dialog flows of the applications implementing those processes on mobile devices. To remedy the first challenge, we give an over-view of the Process Landscaping method with its support for refining processes across multiple abstraction layers and associating their activities and objects with distinguished locations. Next, we present a Dialog Flow Notation and Dialog Control Framework for the specification and management of complex hypertext-based dialog flows. These tools allow developers to build user interfaces for mobile client devices with different input/output capabilities, which all access the same application logic on a central server.


Application Logic Terminal Event Mobile Process Presentation Channel User Authorization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Gruhn
    • 1
  • Matthias Book
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Applied Telematics/e-Business, Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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