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Implementation of WPDL conforming workflow model

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2 Author(s)
Zhang, Zhijun ; Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China ; Fan, Yushun

Workflow process definition language (WPDL) facilitates the transfer of workflow process definitions between separate workflow products. However, much work is still needed to transfer the specific workflow model to a WPDL conforming model. CIMFlow is a workflow management system developed by the National CIMS Engineering Research Center. This paper discusses the methods by which the CIMFlow model conforms to the WPDL meta-model and the differences between the WPDL meta-model and the CIMFlow model. Some improvements are proposed for the WPDL specification. Finally, the mapping and translating methods between the entities and attributes are given for the two models. The proposed methods and improvements are valuable as a reference for other mapping applications and the WPDL specification.

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

April 2003

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