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Information 2016, 7(2), 30; doi:10.3390/info7020030

Geospatially Constrained Workflow Modeling and Implementation

College of Geography and Environment, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, 250014, China
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Received: 8 April 2016 / Revised: 17 May 2016 / Accepted: 24 May 2016 / Published: 27 May 2016
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Abstract

With rapid development and application of mobile internet, geographic information in the field of business process is now more widely used. There are more and more researches in the field of the relationships between geographic information and workflow modeling. According to the workflow with geospatial constraints, this paper first discusses the geospatial constraints theory deeply, proposes a new concept of geospatial constraints unit, and then designs a geospatial constraint net model (GCNet). Secondly, this paper designs a new workflow model with geospatial constraints (GCWF-net) based on GCNet and workflow net (WF-net), and then analyzes some properties of the model. Finally, this paper discusses how to put GCWF-net into application practice from three aspects: extending PNML (Petri Net Markup Language) labels for GCWF-net, converting PNML to BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) and implementing BPEL. View Full-Text
Keywords: geospatial constraint; workflow; petri nets; WF-net; geospatial entity; PNML; BPEL geospatial constraint; workflow; petri nets; WF-net; geospatial entity; PNML; BPEL
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Zhang, F.; Xu, Y. Geospatially Constrained Workflow Modeling and Implementation. Information 2016, 7, 30.

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