1st International ICST Workshop on Mobile and Location-based Business Applications

Research Article

A Workflow Definition Language for Business Integration of Mobile Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-17758-3_27,
        author={Martin Werner and Stephan Verclas and Claudia Linnhoff-Popien},
        title={A Workflow Definition Language for Business Integration of Mobile Devices},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Mobile and Location-based Business Applications},
        proceedings_a={MAPPS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Workflow management Workflow management systems},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-17758-3_27}
    }
    
  • Martin Werner
    Stephan Verclas
    Claudia Linnhoff-Popien
    Year: 2012
    A Workflow Definition Language for Business Integration of Mobile Devices
    MAPPS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17758-3_27
Martin Werner1,*, Stephan Verclas2,*, Claudia Linnhoff-Popien1,*
  • 1: Ludwig Maximilian University
  • 2: T-Systems International GmbH
*Contact email: martin.werner@ifi.lmu.de, stephan.verclas@t-systems.com, linnhoff@ifi.lmu.de

Abstract

The integration of mobile devices into business processes is a challenging but promising task. We designed a system that shows the possibility of constructing software systems that accomplish the difficult achievement of a system that simplifies tasks for businesses as well as for their customers. We designed a very simple and straight-forward workflow definition language that has the advantage of allowing source-code generation for arbitrary mobile platforms. With this language we assembled a system that is able to support insurance case documentation with context-aware input wizards and cross-platform software. It is possible to take different actions in different surroundings and to integrate mobile sensor data (GPS, cell-location, audio, compass, ...) into workflow management.