John S. Davis II, Ph.D.
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
JEC 3117 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
We propose Commune, a workflow management system that supports a
mobile workforce. We introduce the "mini-workflow," a network-isolated subcomponent of a business workflow process. Miniworkflows enable subsets of business workflow to be off-loaded into mobile client environments by leveraging web services. We describe how miniworkflows overcome the challenges of intermittent connectivity and we describe our BPEL-based implementation.