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Mobile Business Processes

Presented at the Innovative Internet Community Systems (I2CS 2003) conference, June 19-21, 2003 in Leipzig, Germany, organized by the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) e.V. and published in Springer Verlag's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.


Today's global markets demand global processes. Increasingly, these processes are not only distributed, but also contain mobile aspects. We discuss two challenges brought about by these mobile business processes: Firstly, the need to specify the distribution of processes across several sites, and secondly, the need to specify the dialog flows of the applications implementing those processes on mobile devices. To remedy the first challenge, we give an over-view of the Process Landscaping method with its support for refining processes across multiple abstraction layers and associating their activities and objects with distinguished locations. Next, we present a Dialog Flow Notation and Dia-log Control Framework for the specification and management of complex hy-pertext-based dialog flows. These tools allow developers to build user inter-faces for mobile client devices with different input/output capabilities, which all access the same application logic on a central server.



Gruhn, V., Book, M.: Mobile Business Processes. Böhme, T., Heyer, G., Unger, H. (Eds.): Innovative Internet Community Systems, Third International Workshop, IICS 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 2877, June 19-21, 2003, Leipzig, Germany. Springer Verlag 2003, 114-133

Authors: Volker Gruhn, Matthias Book -- © 2003 Springer-Verlag