Distribution and Composition of Collaborative Business Processes through Peer-to-Peer Networks

Dirk Werth, Philipp Walter, Peter Loos

In: Danilo Ardagna , Massimo Mecella , Jian Yang (Hrsg.). Business Process Management Workshops. Business Process Management (BPM-2008) September 1-4 Milano Italy Seiten 597-609 ISBN 978-3-642-00327-1 Springer Berlin 6/2009.


Collaborative business processes are a special kind of (conventional) business processes. Both describe the synchronization of a set of activities that are distributed over different units. In the conventional case, these units all belong to the same organization. Here the purpose is to increase the degree of transparency up to a maximal degree (that makes sense from an economical point of view). At the end the organization can decide how to set up itself in order to comply in the best possible way to its objectives, often to increase customer benefit or efficiency.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence