Journal of Software:2000.11(7):899-907

Overview of Workflow Technology
LUO Hai-bin,FAN Yu-shun,WU Cheng
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Received:October 20, 1999    Revised:January 25, 2000
> 中文摘要: 工作流技术是进入90年代以后计算机应用领域的一个新的研究热点.对工作流技术进行深入的研究对于提高我国企业的信息化程度、运行效率以及竞争能力都有着重要的意义.该文首先介绍了工作流技术的起源与发展;然后对工作流的研究现状进行综述,主要包括工作流定义、工作流模型、工作流实现方案以及工作流事务管理这4个方面;同时分析了目前工作流技术中所存在的不足以及造成这些不足的根本原因;最后指出了工作流技术的未来发展趋势.
Abstract:Workflow technology has been a new hotspot in the area of computer application since 1990. It is very important to study the technology in-depth, since it can significantly improve the information standard and operation efficiency of enterprises, hence make them more competitive. In this paper, the evolution of workflow technology is introduced. After that, the current situation of research in workflow area is overviewed, including workflow definition, workflow model, workflow implementation technology, and workflow transaction management. The limitations of current workflow technology and the reasons that cause them are also pointed out. Finally, the conclusions and the future trends of workflow study are given.
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基金项目:本文研究得到国家863高科技项目基金(No.863-511-944-002)资助. 本文研究得到国家863高科技项目基金(No.863-511-944-002)资助.
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LUO Hai-bin,FAN Yu-shun,WU Cheng.Overview of Workflow Technology.Journal of Software,2000,11(7):899-907