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Business process assignment and execution in mobile environments


Peng, T and Chi, C and Chiasera, A and Armellin, G and Ronchetti, M and Matteotti, C and Parra, C and Kashytsa, AO and Varalta, A, Business process assignment and execution in mobile environments, Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, 19-23 May 2014, Minneapolis, United States, pp. 267-274. ISBN 978-1-4799-5156-7 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2014 IEEE

DOI: doi:10.1109/CTS.2014.6867574


Mobile devices are emerging as working equipment. Developing and maintaining mobile applications for evolving business is costly. Business Process Management technologies enable loose-coupling and composition of services to support the evolving business logic. Business Process Management becomes pervasive and more powerful when it interweaves mobile devices. However, traditional Business Process execution is inefficient in mobile environments: the computational capabilities on mobile devices are various; the movement of devices changes their connectivity. In this paper, we propose a model of mobile computational capability and connectivity. Based on that, we define the constraints of mobile environments and the requirements to execute a business process. A process assignment algorithm and its optimized version considering the cost are designed. Our approach enables more flexible and efficient business process deployment in mobile environments. Preliminary results including a graphical process designer and Android based process engine are tested in a mobile-assisted healthcare project.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:business process, mobile environment, assignment, context-aware application, mobile devices
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Mobile computing
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Communication technologies, systems and services
Objective Field:Mobile technologies and communications
UTAS Author:Chi, C (Dr Chi-Hung Chi)
ID Code:117361
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-06-08
Last Modified:2017-07-18

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