A Mail and XML based Protocol to Support Workflow Interoperability

Olivier Perrin 1 Claude Godart 1
1 ECOO - Environment for cooperation
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : Market pressure leads enterprises to connect their processes in order to establish virtual enterprises. Development of cross-organizational workflows requires to extend existing workflow models and to develop new technologies to interconnect two or more workflow management systems. This paper focuses on the second point. It describes a protocol to interconnect workflow management systems based on a simple, reliable and standard messaging protocol. This protocol integrates some WfMC normalization work, especially e-mail Internet MIME Binding and Wf-XML. An experiment of this protocol to interconnect two commercial workflow products is then described and discussed.
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Olivier Perrin, Claude Godart. A Mail and XML based Protocol to Support Workflow Interoperability. 20th IASTED International Conference on Applied Infomatics ,International Symposium on Software Engineering, Databases and Applications - AI 2002, IASTED, 2002, Innsbruck, Austria, 8 p. ⟨inria-00100861⟩

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