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CDROM Companion to the
Workflow Handbook 2004

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CDROM Companion to the Workflow Handbook 2004
650MB of valuable information:


Foreword video presentation by Jon Pyke, WfMC Chair 


Full Slideshow with Audio of the ASAP/Wf-XML demonstration


Introduction to Workflow 45-minute video tutorial


An electronic copy of the entire Workflow Handbook 2004 in PDF format


"Excellence in Practice" Award-winning case studies from 2004
 Global Excellence in Workflow Awards.


Selected slide presentations to WfMC committees and conferences


Workflow product comparative analysis (a substantial subset of the highly acclaimed
Workflow Comparative Study by Martin Ader)


Product demonstrations, specifications and literature from selected vendors 


Contributions from industry experts, includes Wf-XML 2.0, XPDL 1.0 Specification, examples and WfMC workflow glossary.

The definitive and one-stop reference work on workflow, standards and business processes; published in collaboration with the Workflow Management Coalition, the industry’s standards-setting body.

Retail price US$95.00


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The Workflow Handbook 2004
Published in association with the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC)

Edited by Layna Fischer

The Workflow Management Coalition provides an important forum for the adoption of standards throughout the industry. Standards provide an infrastructure for inter-organizational business process automation and management. In this book, industry experts and thought leaders present significant new ideas and concepts to help you plan a successful future for your organization.


Quality hardcover. 384 pages. 
US $95.00 Retail.
Size: 7" x 10"
ISBN 0-9703509-6-1

Quality laminated hardcover. Illustrations, charts, references, appendices, bibliography, index.
Published by:
Future Strategies Inc.,
Lighthouse Point, FL, USA.


"The Workflow Management Coalition is the globally recognized body for the advancement of workflow management technology and its use in industry,"  Jon Pyke, WfMC Chair

Welcome to the Workflow Handbook 2004. This edition offers you three sections:

·          SECTION 1: The World of Workflow covers a wide spectrum of viewpoints and discussions by experts in their respective fields. Papers range from an examination of the Split Personality of BPM through to Web Services workflow architectures and Business Process Management Technology with special spotlight on IT in Asia and Pacific Rim.

·          SECTION 2: Workflow Standards deals with the importance of standards, with a visionary look into the future of the Workflow Reference Model. The relationship between the BPMN specification and workflow patterns is examined in detail. The draft Wf-XML 2.0 specification, discussed in ASAP/Wf-XML 2.0 Cookbook has been published in full on the Coalition website.

·          SECTION 3: Directory and Appendices—an explanation of the structure of the Workflow Management Coalition and references comprise the last section including a membership directory.


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Table of Contents

Jon Pyke, Chair WfMC and Strategic Advisor to Staffware Plc., United Kingdom

Layna Fischer, General Manager Workflow Management Coalition, United States
Download document containing short descriptions of each chapter. Five pages in PDF format


The Split Personality of BPM
Derek Miers, Enix Consulting, United Kingdom

Metrics Based Business Process Management 
Tommy Hansen, Mike Marin and Khoi Dang, FileNet, United States

Web Services Orchestration and Management Through Intelligent BPM
Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D., Pegasystems Inc., USA

Workflow-based Business Monitoring
Stefan Junginger, BOC Information Technologies Consulting GmbH, Germany; Harald Kühn and Franz Bayer, BOC Information Systems GmbH, Austria; Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria

Workflow Implementation of Change Lifecycle for Product Configuration Management 
P Jiang, J Newman, Q Mair, E Valfre, J-F Calm, C Wiles, G Segarra, I Viglietti, F Feru, T Visnovec & K Causse

Adaptive Process Management  
Eric Y. Shan, University of California, Berkeley, California; Fabio Casati and Ming-Chien Shan, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, California

Scorecard-based Process Controlling Linking Business Objectives to Workflow Execution
Joerg Becker, Tobias Rieke; University of Muenster, Germany

Workflow and Business Process Outsourcing: Friend or Foe?
Narinder Singh, webMethods Workflow, United States

Workflow Management Middleware for Secure Distance-Spanning Collaborative Engineering 
Tim Schattkowsky, Wolfgang Mueller, Adam Pawlak; C-LAB, Paderborn, Germany; Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Optimizing Rehabilitation Patient Scheduling Using Process-Simulation 
Varun Panchapakesan, CACI, Inc., United States

Collaboration-enabled Process Management (CPM)   
Martin Ader, W&GS, France

Spotlight on the Pacific Rim

Asia-Pacific: The Next Frontier for BPM
Linus Chow, Regional Director, HandySoft Global Corp., Asia-Pacific; Ken Loke, Director, Bizmann Systems, SE Asia; Suraj Goyal, Deputy GM, Datamatics Technologies, India.

Workflow in Japan: When Tradition Meets Technology 
Dr. Geoffrey Long, KAISHA-Tec, Japan

Cooperative Fragment-driven Workflow Modeling Methodology and System   
Kwang-Hoon Kim, Dong-Keun Oh, Jung-Hoon Lee, Jae-Kang Won, Hyong-Mok Kim; Kyonggi University, South Korea

An Intelligent and Personalized Enterprise Process Portal 
Chi-Tsai Yang and Bin-Shiang Liang; Flowring Technology, Taiwan; Shung-Bin Yan and Feng-Jian Wang: Computer Science and Information Engineering National Chiaotung University, Taiwan


ASAP/Wf-XML 2.0 Cookbook  
Keith D Swenson, Fujitsu Software Corporation, United States
This paper is for those who have a process engine of some sort, and wish to implement a Wf-XML interface. At first, this may seem like a daunting task because the specifications are thick and formal. But, as you will see, the basic capability can be implemented quickly and easily. This paper will take you through the basics of what you need to know in order to quickly set up a foundation and demonstrate the most essential functions. The rest of the functionality can rest on this foundation. The approach is to do a small part of the implementation in order to understand how your particular process engine will fit with the protocol.

Creating Process Efficiencies by Combining BPM and BPO  
Bob Puccinelli, DST Technologies, Inc., United States

Workflow Service Provider with XPDL 
Arnaud Bezancon, ADVANTYS, France

Process Modeling Notations and Workflow Patterns  
Dr. Stephen White, IBM Corp., United States

The Workflow Reference Model: 10 Years On (570kb PDF)
David Hollingsworth, Fujitsu Services, United Kingdom; Chair, Technical Committee, WfMC.

Last year saw the 10th anniversary of the Workflow Reference Model. This short paper reassesses the relevance of the Model in the current context of Business Process Management. It discusses the principles behind the Model, its strengths and weakness and examines how it remains relevant to the industry today. It concludes by introducing a number of considerations required to establish a “BPM Reference Model” and discusses how the various overlapping standards in this space may be categorised.


WfMC Structure and Membership Information
Appendix—Author Biographies  
Appendix—Membership Directory
Appendix-Officers and Fellows  
Other Resources  


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