Transactional business processes; Transactional processes; Transactional workflows
Workflow Transaction is a unit of execution within a Workflow Management System (WFMS) that combines process-centric approach to modeling, executing and monitoring of a complex process in an enterprise with data-centric Transaction Management ensuring the correctness and reliability of the workflow applications in the presence of concurrency and failures. Workflow Transactions accommodate application-specific Extended Transaction Models (ETMs) that relax basic ACID properties of a classical database transaction models.
Consider a Workflow Management System (WFMS) that models complex processes in an enterprise (e.g., processing insurance claim) using a workflow structured as a set of business tasks that should be performed in a special order. Some of the business tasks can be performed by humans while some of them are implemented as processes that typically create, process...