SSP Group Meeting

11am, 20 January, 2004
Room 4.03, Appleton Tower
CISA, School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

A semantic based workflow management in a virtual organisation

Jessica Chen-Burger

Modern organisations are often virtual entities. People working in organisations are located in different places, each with different capabilities and responsibilities. They need to work collaboratively to accomplish tasks and together to achieve common organisational goals. Tasks that are required to be accomplished are often not trivial but require specialised expertise and sophisticated technologies that are based on local knowledge and experiences. Therefore, it cannot be taken for granted that the co-ordination among distributed sites are always carried out smoothly and effectively. Workflow and Business Process Modelling techniques are well-recognised for their values of promoting and achieving effectiveness and efficiency of co-ordination of distributed organisational operations. In this talk I will present Edinburgh's effort in providing a semantic based workflow management to help such collaborative effort within a virtual organisation.