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Due to the fast growth of internet based electronic business activities, languages for modeling as well as methods for analyzing and executing distributed business processes are becoming more and more important. Efficient inter-organizational business processes in the field of e-commerce require the integration of electronic document interchange and(More)
The development towards distributed business processes and the increasing demand to support business processes by information systems induce the necessity of distributed workflow management systems. This paper presents an approach for the distributed execution of workflows, based on the fragmentation of high-level Petri nets. Petri nets combine the(More)
For participants in virtual organizations it is necessary to work together on a temporary basis in order to solve specific problems. Both the search for adequate partners and the organizational setup have to be very fast and efficient. The main difficulty of building a cooperation lies in finding the right balance between time-consuming, but safe ways based(More)