Agile Development of Workflow Applications with Interpreted Task Models

  • Markus Stolze
  • Philippe Riand
  • Mark Wallace
  • Terry Heath
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4849)


We demonstrate that the development of interactive workflow applications can be made easier by providing developers with custom user interface components that interpret a workflow task model. This enables occasional developers to create workflow applications by adapting template data objects, template user interface pages, and a template workflow task definition. The resulting interactive workflow system is open to agile adaptation by experienced developers. This is an improvement over existing workflow systems which use workflow task models to create workflow application user interfaces that are difficult to extend.


Task Model Agile Development Task Definition Template Application Template Page 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Stolze
    • 1
  • Philippe Riand
    • 2
  • Mark Wallace
    • 3
  • Terry Heath
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 
  2. 2.IBM WPLC, Westford TP, Westford, MA 01886-3141 
  3. 3.IBM WPLC, Dublin 15Ireland

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