Published: 2007 August
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics( ICAL 2007), Jinan, Shandong, China.
In this paper, an approach for inter-organizational business process management is introduced. The approach is backed by the UML modeling domain ontology among involved organizations and through the all phases in the business process management. XML Nets (a new variant of high-level Petri nets) is a formal, graphical modeling language that allows modeling both the flow of XML documents and the underlying business process. In the method, XML Nets combined with UML models for design, execution and monitoring of inter-organizational business processes. Consequently, the processes can be directly executed, improved and monitored. The approach supports the continuous improvement of inter-organizational business processes of all involved organizations on a holistic level.