Process-Oriented Collaboration in Grid-Environments: A Case Study in the Construction Industry
Thorsten Dollmann; Michael Fellmann; Oliver Thomas; Peter Loos; Andreas Hoheisel; Peter Katranuschkov; Raimar J. Scherer
In: Proceedings of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS-2009), August 6-9, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009.
This paper addresses the process-oriented collaboration based on a grid-based platform for the support of virtual organizations (VO), illustrated on the example of the construction industry. Distributed, rganizational and IT-structures of teams involved in vintage complex projects cannot be managed with conventional methods in an appropriate manner. Both using a grid platform and grid-based services, in conjunction with semantic methods for consistency saving and goal-oriented process management can increase the efficiency of collaboration processes in large-scale projects. A hybrid grid- and web service-based architecture for the next generation of VO service and a gateway solution was developed integrating the process-oriented perspective and prototypically implemented. The problem, as well as the solution on the basis of the hybrid system architecture combing the benefits of the cutting-edge technologies, the methodical concept for modeling VO processes and their automated execution on a grid platform are discussed in detail.