A Survey of Cloud Workflow

Authors
Hua Huang, Yi-Lai Zhang, Min Zhang
Corresponding Author
Hua Huang
Available Online April 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsem.2013.45How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Cloud Computing, Workflow, Cloud Workflow, Business Process
Abstract
Traditionally, enterprises have approached IT modernization and back office process enhancement in silos, by introducing multiple vendors with different technologies, platforms and operating systems, which limits process integrity and leads to disseminated responsibilities. In contrast, the Cloud revolution has made it much easier for enterprises to approach business transformation in a holistic manner, leading to a quantum leap in their business and IT practices and performance. In other words, Cloud-based workflow (which is shorted for cloud workflow) technology is now regarded as a pretty good solution: Cloud workflow helps organizations in process harmonization, optimal organization design and change management offering benefits beyond cost reduction, it enables a complex application instance to be abstractly defined, flexibly configured and auto-operated. This paper introduces shortly the technology of both cloud computing and workflow and then presents the concepts and features of cloud workflow. Meanwhile, the following part discusses the application scenario and the application cases of cloud workflow. Lastly a possible trend of workflow in the future is proposed.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference On Systems Engineering and Modeling (ICSEM-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
April 2013
ISBN
978-94-91216-42-8
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsem.2013.45How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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