[Demo] AXART - Enabling Collaborative Work with AXML Artifacts

Serge Abiteboul 1, 2 Pierre Bourhis 1 Bogdan Marinoiu 2, 3 Alban Galland 1
1 DAHU - Verification in databases
LSV - Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification [Cachan], ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8643
2 LEO - Distributed and heterogeneous data and knowledge
UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623
Abstract : The workflow models have been essentially operation-centric for many years, ignoring almost completely the data aspects. Recently, a new paradigm of data-centric workflows, called business arti- facts, has been introduced by Nigam and Caswell. We follow this approach and propose a model where artifacts are XML documents that evolve in time due to interactions with their environment, i.e. human users or Web services. This paper proposes the AXART sys- tem as a distributed platform for collaborative work that harnesses the power of our model. We will illustrate AXART with an example taken from the movie industry. Indeed, applying for a role in a film is a typical collaborative process that involves various participants, inside and outside the film company. The demonstration scenario considers both standard workflow process and dynamic workflow modifications, based on two extension mechanisms: workflow spe- cialization and workflow exception. The workflows, modeled using artifacts, are supported by the AXART system by combining tech- niques specific to active documents, like view maintenance, with security techniques to manage access rights.
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Serge Abiteboul, Pierre Bourhis, Bogdan Marinoiu, Alban Galland. [Demo] AXART - Enabling Collaborative Work with AXML Artifacts. VLDB 2010 - 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases Endowment, Sep 2010, Singapour, Singapore. pp.1553-1556. ⟨inria-00521726⟩

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