Instances and connectors: issues for a second generation process language

BC Warboys, Dharini Balasubramaniam, RM Greenwood, Graham Njal Cameron Kirby, K Mayes, Ronald Morrison, DS Munro

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Over the past decade a variety of process languages have been defined, used and evaluated. It is now possible to consider second generation languages based on this experience. Rather than develop a second generation wish list this position paper explores two issues: instances and connectors. Instances relate to the relationship between a process model as a description and the, possibly multiple, enacting instances which are created from it. Connectors refers to the issue of concurrency control and achieving a higher level of abstraction in how parts of a model interact. We believe that these issues are key to developing systems which can effectively support business processes, and that they have not received sufficient attention within the process modelling community. Through exploring these issues we also illustrate our approach to designing a second generation process language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th European Workshop on Software Process Technology (EWSPT'98)
EditorsVolker Gruhn
ISBN (Print)3-540-64956-5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event 6th European Workshop on Software Process Technology (EWSPT'98) - Weybridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Sept 1998 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference 6th European Workshop on Software Process Technology (EWSPT'98)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period16/09/98 → …


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