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A promising approach to managing business operations is based on <i>business artifacts</i>, a.k.a. <i>business entities</i> (<i>with lifecycles</i>). These are key conceptual entities that are central to guiding the operations of a business, and whose content changes as they move through those operations. An artifact type includes both an <i>information(More)
Business process management, workflow, and case management are critical technologies for managing collections of services, including human activities , to support business operations. One way to manage business operations is based on business entities with lifecycles (BEL's) (a.k.a. business artifacts), i.e., key conceptual entities that are central to(More)
Despite year-to-year increases in R & D budgets, the number of successful NCEs (new chemical entities) has continued to decline. Drug companies are looking into new ways to make research processes more efficient, to manage information better, and to improve collaboration among research groups. This shift from an artisan approach to an organized, streamlined(More)
In this paper, we present a new programming model targeted to collaborative business process integration applications. This model is based on the object-oriented technology, but elevates the programming model to cover a new breed of business applications that are currently evolving. These applications are differentiated by their strong emphasis on "(More)
—In this paper we address the problem of model-ing collaborative decision and knowledge intensive business processes (sometimes referred to as Decision Intensive Processes, or DIP processes). DIP processes assist users in performing decision intensive tasks, and provide users with a guidance relevant to process execution context. DIP processes are by nature(More)
A promising approach to managing business operations is based on business arti-facts, a.k.a. business entities (with lifecycles) [8, 6]. These are key conceptual entities that are central to guiding the operations of a business, and whose content changes as they move through those operations. A business artifact type is modeled using (a) an information(More)
The B2B e-Commerce area is poised for tremendous growth. While this is a great opportunity for the system designers, the challenges are abundant as well. In this paper, we list the requirements on an application platform for B2B e-Commerce. We describe a framework-based approach to designing such a platform. We use design patterns to describe the frameworks(More)
—Existing Web services standards consider data primarily on the level of inputs and outputs specifications, with the major focus on functional aspects of interactions. Majority of applications rely on data sources, but such data sources are not part of the Web service specifications and cannot be accessed directly by clients. The fact that data are treated(More)