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Saturday, November 22, 2003

The New Workflow 

Workflow is just a Pi process A breakthrough in the representation and execution of business processes inspired by the Pi Calculus
Severe and well acknowledged problems of Workflow Management Systems stem from their rigorous and formal nature. Implementations of workflow tend to be coercive, isolationistic, and inflexible; whereas the natural interaction of people frequently incorporates flexibility, opportunistic behavior, social awareness, and compromise . . . . The application of contemporary workflow management systems is not always able to cope with ill-defined and unstructured environments. In practice, workflow technology often lacks flexibility, because it is trapped in a control flow paradigm. Workflows should not be driven by pre-specified control-flows but should be data- or information driven. -- Ijme Schilstra, BPM’03, Eindhoven
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