ADEPT - Next Generation Workflow Technology (2004–2007)


A collaboration of: In this project we closely cooperate with the Database and Information Systems group from the University of Ulm
Duration:January 2004 until December 2007
Contact:Dr. M.U. Reichert (Manfred)

In this project we closely cooperate with the Database and Information Systems group from the University of Ulm, Germany.

Long regarded as technology for the automation of well-structured, repetitive business processes, workflow management is in the throes of transformation as more and more non-traditional applications require comprehensive process support. In many domains, like hospitals, engineering environments, or e-business, however, high requirements with respect to functionality, flexibility, and scalability exist. In the ADEPT project, which started in 1997, we have addressed these requirements from the very beginning. Particularly, we have tried to look at the different facets of advanced process-oriented information systems in conjunction with each other: workflow modeling, temporal constraints, exception handling, ad-hoc changes, schema evolution, inter-workflow dependencies, user interfaces, scalability, distributed workflow management, and implementation issues. Among these different features many non-trivial interdependencies exist which must be carefully analyzed and understood. In the meantime, we have developed sophisticated concepts as well as an advanced WfMS protoype for the support of enterprise-wide application scenarios.


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