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Expressiveness Comparison and Interchange Facilitation Between Business Process Execution Languages

SUMMARY:
Developments in the area of business process management are currently hindered by the plethora of diverse business process execution languages. This project will develop techniques for dealing with interoperability issues induced by this language heterogeneity. The project combines theoretical research, grounded in concurrency theory and workflow patterns, with pragmatic research focusing on languages supported by commercial tools. The outcome will be a framework for comparing the expressiveness of process execution languages and defining mappings between them. This will place Australia at the forefront of developments in business process management systems: a crucial technology in today's global, dynamic, and heterogeneous environments.

ARC DISCOVERY GRANT:
"Expressiveness Comparison and Interchange Facilitation between Business Process Execution Languages."

PERIOD:
2004 - 2006

INVESTIGATORS:
A/Prof Arthur ter Hofstede
Dr Marlon Dumas
Prof Wil van der Aalst (Partner Investigator)

BUDGET:
AUD $240,000

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