A blackboard architecture for workflows

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Most of today’s business applications have to deal with automated workflows. In this paper, we argue that the blackboard pattern can be used to create an architecture for the development of such workflows. We illustrate how the fundamental building parts of a workflow are addressed in such an architecture. The development of a prototypical group calendaring application verified the proposed architecture. It also served as a basis for contrasting the approach with commonly used workflow control constructs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the CAiSE'07 Forum at the 19th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering
EditorsJohann Eder, Stein L. Tomassen, Andreas Opdahl, Guttorm Sindre
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationAchen
PublisherSun Site Central Europe (RWTH Aachen University)
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventCAiSE '07 Forum: Ubiquitous Information Systems Engineering - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 11.06.200715.06.2007
Conference number: 19