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Transaction-based application integration in workflow management systems

  • Roger Günthör
  • Stefan Jablonski
CSCW and Work Flow Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1134)

Abstract

One of the major challenges of workflow management is the integration of existing (legacy) and newly written applications. Applications are called by a workflow to execute a specific function. Because workflow executions are long-running activities, reliability of execution is a critical issue. Transactions are usually used to preserve reliable workflow execution. Although various approaches for transactional workflow execution have been proposed [WaRe91], [GHKM94], [Jabl93], [ShRu94], [AAA+96] the problem of transactional application integration into workflow execution is not tackled sufficiently yet. This paper discusses various models of reliable application integration into workflow execution. We will come to the conclusion that the deployment of an Extended Transaction Manager provides the best solution.

Keywords

External Application Transaction Model Application Integration Legacy Application Single Transaction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Günthör
    • 1
  • Stefan Jablonski
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM ENC HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.University of ErlangenErlangenGermany

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