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Subject: RE: [wsbpel] v2.1 - Workflow is just a Pi process - new paper from CSC, as PDF download

For the sake of clarification Howard Smith's paper is not sent on behalf
of the WfMC or any individual associated with the WfMC - it may be
Howard's intention to use the paper as a discussion document at the next
joint meeting but any inference to it being WfMC policy or agreed
statement would be incorrect.


Jon Pyke
Chair WfMC

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard N Smith [mailto:howard.smith@ontology.org] 
Sent: 12 November 2003 14:13
To: wsbpel@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [wsbpel] v2.1 - Workflow is just a Pi process - new paper from
CSC, as PDF download



This paper provides an update on the unification of WFM and BPM. It was
written to provide 
enhanced understanding between the WFMC and BPMI community and may also
be helpful to 
members of BPEL TC at OASIS. It shows how workflow patterns can be
modelled using BPML
and how BPMS can use BPML to implement workflow semantics. As such, it
illustrates aspects 
roadmap towards BPMS and the "use cases" for BPEL.

Abstract: There is much talk today about a business process management
(BPM) rEvolution. 
The revolutionary part is about a new category of software known as the
business process 
management system (BPMS). The evolutionary part is about using the BPMS
to exploit existing 
business and technology assets in a way that creates new value. Along
with any revolution 
comes confusion. What exactly is BPM? Isn't it just workflow technology,
which has been in 
use for twenty years, plus Web services? Why don't we describe what is
going on today as 
the "new workflow rEvolution," a subtle extension of workflow systems?
To answer these 
questions, we explore the foundations of the workflow paradigm, and
describe the paradigm 
shift in technology that is needed to overcome limitations of workflow
systems to build and 
deploy robust business process management systemsthe kind of information
systems that 
businesses now demand as new sources of competitive advantage in an ever
more uncertain 
and complex global economy. 

Feedback welcome.


Howard Smith

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