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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Juglist] Workflow Engine
Date Sat, 26 Oct 2002 15:22:23 GMT


I've been working in this area for a while now.  You may want to take a 
look at (or forward) the following publication - its basically a 
specification of a business model for process centric component 
management - focussing mainly on the issue of coordination/orchistrating 
cross enterprise synchrnonization of process interaction. The 
specifications were adopted by the OMG as an available specification 
(Community and Collaboration Services) last year and published by the 
OMG earlier this year - so everything is usable.


While the document focusses on the interfaces exposed at the execution 
and meta layers, a lot of the actuall service management content in 
being pushed progressively into the Merlin 2 product (refer 

Cheers, Steve.

Andrew C. Oliver wrote:

> The Speaker was our own bobby woolfe.
> I also know the Avalon community (jakarta.apache.org/avalon) has been 
> talking about this.  I odn't know if they have a solution yet, but I 
> woud suggest asking on the avalon-dev list.  I'm ccing it.  Perhaps 
> you'll get a response.
> -Andy
> Spencer wrote:
>> I am interested in finding out more about what I think is called 
>> "workflow", but not the human/document oriented kind.  What I am 
>> looking for is frameworks where you can create components or modules 
>> and then link them together into processes using a higher level 
>> description.  The in-house ones I've worked with usually use a 
>> combination of state machines and messaging, and well as generic 
>> input/output types.  Andy said that someone spoke on this at TriJUG 
>> last year, but didn't have the info at hand.  Does anyone remember or 
>> have any suggestions?  It seems like it's the kind of thing that gets 
>> created on ad-hoc, but really should be commodity.
>> Spencer Proffit
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