Workflow Evolution: Generation of Hybrid Flows

  • Johann Eder
  • Michael Saringer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2817)


Workflows are computational representations of business processes. When workflows are changed, a strategy for dealing with actual running workflow instances is needed, since workflows are typically long-running processes. As the basic strategies abort and flush are rarely applicable, hybrid workflow schemas have to be defined (transitional provisions) for the continuation of these instances. In this paper we focus on workflow evolutions where merely the order and parallelism of activities are changed and present a technique for generating a manifold of hybrid workflows based on control flow and data flow analysis.


Business Process Dependency Graph Instance Type Computational Representation Migration Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johann Eder
    • 1
  • Michael Saringer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Informatics-SystemsUniversity of KlagenfurtAustria
  2. 2.Celeris AGKlagenfurtAustria

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