Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Workflow Schema

  • Nathaniel PalmerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_819


Workflow Meta-Model


The meta structure of a business process defined in terms of a data model.

Key Points

In contemporary workflow the Workflow Schema is represented by a standard process definition such as XPDL (XML Process Definition Language) based on XML Schema. In non-standard environments or workflows defined with in specific application (not a BPMS or workflow management system) the Workflow Schema is built as a proprietary data model.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Workflow Management CoalitionHinghamUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Pernici
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly