Make Your Processes Executable!

Florian Lautenbacher, Christian Saad

Eclipse Ecosystem - Emerging Technology · Short - 10 minutes
Thursday, 10:20, 10 minutes | Grand Ballroom B

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Business managers often model their processes as an abstract version. They are not concerned about how those will be executed later on (and they shouldn't be!). The additional information needed by a process engine running the process will be added by the technical staff afterwards. But what happens if the modeled process shall be deployed on different process engines? Each vendor requires different data which has to be added to the process model.

The Eclipse Java Workflow Tooling (JWT) project answers these requirements in its EMF / GEF-based Workflow Editor. Different views on the workflow, e.g. technical or business oriented views, reflect the role of the user while an easy and flexible aspect-oriented customization mechanism allows to handle specificities of target runtime platforms and existing data as well as of modeled business domains.

The process model also builds the basis for automatically generating XPDL- or WSBPEL-code. We will also show the possibility to monitor the process during execution on the engine as well as we'll demonstrate our integration within Service Oriented Architectures in general and the Eclipse STP project (e.g. by generating code for the STP-Intermediate Model) in particular.

Florian Lautenbacher is working as a researcher at the University of Augsburg, Germany since 2005. His interests are in applying semantic technologies to model-driven software development, in particular in workflow and business process technologies as well as service-oriented architectures. Florian is project co-lead of the Eclipse Technology project Java Workflow Tooling (JWT) which started in 2007.

Christian Saad works as a researcher at the University of Augsburg, Germany since 2008. His interests include the application of formal analyis methods to model-driven development and semantic technologies. Christian is a committer of the Eclipse Technology project Java Workflow Tooling (JWT), a customizable toolset for Business Process Management.

This session is part of the curated collection of short talks titled
"New Technology Projects"

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