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Dynamic workflow management in CORBA distributed object systems

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2 Author(s)
Tari, Z. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., R. Melbourne Inst. of Technol., Vic., Australia ; Pande, V.

We are beginning to see distributed dynamic workflow management systems being implemented using CORBA services. However, these systems do not use events as the mechanism for co-ordinating workflows. Instead, workflow components use messages to communicate with each other, thereby resulting in tightly coupled systems. We investigate the use of events as the co-ordinating mechanism for implementing dynamic event-based workflow solutions using existing CORBA services. This paper shows the limitations of the CORBA Event Service for dynamic workflow solutions based on a prototype implementation and proposes a more specialised Workflow Event Channel (WEC) that overcomes these limitations. A CORBA implementation of the WEC design enables event-based workflow execution environments within a CORBA framework

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Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2000. Proceedings. International Symposium on

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2000