A Survey on Workflow Annotation & Composition Approaches
Florian Lautenbacher, Bernhard Bauer
A Survey on Workflow Annotation & Composition ApproachesProceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Business Process and Product Lifecycle Management (SemBPM) in the context of the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), pp. 12-23, 7th June 2007, Innsbruck, Austria
Efficient business processes are key to economic success. With the need to frequently adapt or restructure business processes and workflows in a dynamic market, agile processes and (semi-)automatic workflow and process composition would be useful. Currently, this is a manual and time-consuming task. Automating and optimizing this task is of high interest in research communities. Nevertheless, the orientation differs: Some focus on semantic web services, others on Grid workflows or concentrate on business process management. In this paper we present a survey of available workflow annotation and composition approaches in all of these areas. We additionally categorize and compare them and describe future work.
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