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Re: [SPAM] OpenWFE - other workflow formalisms and engines

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@bio.ri.ccf.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 16:48:46 -0400 (EDT)
To: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.60.0607181639100.22774@joplin.bio.ri.ccf.org>

I haven't used OpenWFE extensively but at several points in the past I had 
done some cursory research for workflow engines and common methodologies 
between engines and liked what I saw with OpenWFE, mostly because the 
workflow patterns supported seemed comprehensive, it is a well-documented 
open source project, and the exchange format for process definitions was 
an XML document.

There may be better alternatives, I can't be sure, but the concern I had 
was in not reinventing the wheel where there is a well-established 
precedent.  It seems to me that workflow / process modeling is 
quite domain agnostic.  However, in the recent ACPP teleconference, it was 
mentioned that there are already RDF vocabularies for process / workflow 
modeling that may not cover what is needed for decision support reasoning.

I wonder if that is a limitation of those particular vocabularies or the 
current state of workflow modeling methodologies (such as those used by 
OpenWFE)

Chimezie Ogbuji
Lead Systems Analyst
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue/ W26
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Office: (216)444-8593
ogbujic@ccf.org
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