Achieving software flexibility via intelligent workflow techniques

D. D. Zeng, J. L. Zhao

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate innovative techniques of achieving software flexibility in a workflow environment. We believe that, by incorporating workflow technology and intelligent agent techniques into modern information systems, the software can be made more robust, more cost-effective to maintain and easier to change. In this paper, we present: (1) an in-depth investigation of software flexibility issues, (2) an integrated system architecture that combines workflow coordination mechanisms and agent-based decision-making capabilities, and (3) a framework to evaluate software architectures with an emphasis on the cost implications of system flexibility. A prototype system illustrating the implementation of intelligent workflow concepts is also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
EditorsRalph H. Sprague
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages606-615
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0769514359
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 - Big Island, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2002Jan 10 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2002-January
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island
Period1/7/021/10/02

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Keywords

  • Computer architecture
  • Costs
  • Decision making
  • Information systems
  • Intelligent agent
  • Robustness
  • Software architecture
  • Software maintenance
  • Software prototyping
  • Software systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Zeng, D. D., & Zhao, J. L. (2002). Achieving software flexibility via intelligent workflow techniques. In R. H. Sprague (Ed.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 (pp. 606-615). [993941] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 2002-January). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2002.993941