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Distributed event-based process execution: assessing feasibility and flexibility

Pieter Hens, Monique Snoeck, Manu De Backer UGent and Geert Poels UGent (2011) Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. 81. p.133-147
abstract
Processes modeling and execution (with a process engine) are getting more and more incorporated in todays business environments. This movement puts a lot of stress on classical process engines which have to coordinate many process instances simultaneously. Performance degrades quickly as the number of process instances increases, and a single point of failure is introduced by using a central process execution engine. In this paper, we address these challenges by providing a non-intrusive approach to distribute a process flow and have the flow executed by multiple, smaller process engines. We pay special attention to flexibility of the eventual distributed execution, since process change is costly in a distributed environment. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach by providing an implementation of the transformation and execution architecture, and demonstrate the lower cost of process change that is achieved when using a flexible process runtime architecture.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
WEB SERVICES
in
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Lect. Notes Bus. Inf. Process.
editor
T Halpin, S Nurcan, J Krogstie, P Soffer, E Proper, R Schmidt and I Bider
volume
81
issue title
Enterprise, business-process and information systems modeling
pages
133 - 147
publisher
Springer
place of publication
Berlin, Germany
conference name
12th International conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support
conference location
London, UK
conference start
2011-06-21
conference end
2011-06-22
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000301992900010
ISSN
1865-1348
ISBN
9783642217586
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
P1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2458017
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2458017
date created
2012-06-18 11:36:52
date last changed
2013-07-18 14:06:12
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  abstract     = {Processes modeling and execution (with a process engine) are getting more and more incorporated in todays business environments. This movement puts a lot of stress on classical process engines which have to coordinate many process instances simultaneously. Performance degrades quickly as the number of process instances increases, and a single point of failure is introduced by using a central process execution engine. In this paper, we address these challenges by providing a non-intrusive approach to distribute a process flow and have the flow executed by multiple, smaller process engines. We pay special attention to flexibility of the eventual distributed execution, since process change is costly in a distributed environment. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach by providing an implementation of the transformation and execution architecture, and demonstrate the lower cost of process change that is achieved when using a flexible process runtime architecture.},
  author       = {Hens, Pieter and Snoeck, Monique and De Backer, Manu and Poels, Geert},
  booktitle    = {Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing},
  editor       = {Halpin, T and Nurcan, S and Krogstie, J and Soffer, P and Proper, E and Schmidt, R and Bider, I },
  isbn         = {9783642217586},
  issn         = {1865-1348},
  keyword      = {WEB SERVICES},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {London, UK},
  pages        = {133--147},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Distributed event-based process execution: assessing feasibility and flexibility},
  volume       = {81},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Hens, Pieter, Monique Snoeck, Manu De Backer, and Geert Poels. 2011. “Distributed Event-based Process Execution: Assessing Feasibility and Flexibility.” In Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, ed. T Halpin, S Nurcan, J Krogstie, P Soffer, E Proper, R Schmidt, and I Bider, 81:133–147. Berlin, Germany: Springer.
APA
Hens, P., Snoeck, M., De Backer, M., & Poels, G. (2011). Distributed event-based process execution: assessing feasibility and flexibility. In T. Halpin, S. Nurcan, J. Krogstie, P. Soffer, E. Proper, R. Schmidt, & I. Bider (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (Vol. 81, pp. 133–147). Presented at the 12th International conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, Berlin, Germany: Springer.
Vancouver
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Hens P, Snoeck M, De Backer M, Poels G. Distributed event-based process execution: assessing feasibility and flexibility. In: Halpin T, Nurcan S, Krogstie J, Soffer P, Proper E, Schmidt R, et al., editors. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2011. p. 133–47.
MLA
Hens, Pieter, Monique Snoeck, Manu De Backer, et al. “Distributed Event-based Process Execution: Assessing Feasibility and Flexibility.” Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. Ed. T Halpin et al. Vol. 81. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2011. 133–147. Print.