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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-sreddy-swap-requirements-02.txt
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Title : Requirements for Simple Workflow Access Protocol
Author(s) : S. Reddy, M. Pryor
Filename : draft-sreddy-swap-requirements-02.txt
Pages : 9
Date : 23-Nov-98
Workflow is intuitive and powerful paradigm for capturing business
processes, reasoning about them, and process specifications to
produce corresponding implementations that are supported by the
information systems. There has been a growing acceptance of workflow
technology in numerous application domains such as
telecommunications, software engineering, manufacturing, production,
finance and banking, laboratory sciences, healthcare, shipping and
In the last few years, pervasive network connectivity, exploded
growth of Internet and web technologies has changed our computational
landscape to distributed, heterogeneous and network centric computing
model from centralized, desktop-oriented, and homogenous computing.
This has raised challenging requirements for workflow technologies in
terms being required to support heterogeneous, distributed computing
infrastructures, interoperability, scalability and availability.
The main objective of this document is to identify various business
requirements for Internet based Workflow Access Protocol to
instantiate, control and monitor the workflow process instances.
Definition and administration of process specifications are not
discussed in this requirements.
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