YAWL in the cloud: Supporting process sharing and variability

D. M.M. Schunselaar*, H. M.W. Verbeek, H. A. Reijers, Wil M.P. van der Aalst

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The cloud is at the centre of attention in various fields, including that of BPM. However, all BPM systems in the cloud seem to be nothing more than an installation in the cloud with a web-interface for a single organisation, while cloud technology offers an excellent platform for cooperation on an intra- and inter-organisational level. In this paper, we show how cloud technology can be used for supporting different variants of the same process (due to “couleur locale”), and how these organisations can aid each other in achieving the completion of a running case. In this paper we describe how we have brought a BPM system (YAWL) into the cloud that supports variants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Process Management Workshops BPM 2014 International Workshops, Revised Papers
EditorsFabiana Fournier, Jan Mendling
PublisherSpringer - Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319158945
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2014 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Sept 20148 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


ConferenceInternational Workshops on Business Process Management Workshops, BPM 2014

Bibliographical note

Proceedings title: Business Process Management Workshops (BPM 2014 International Workshops, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 7-8, 2014, Revised Papers
Publisher: Springer
Place of publication: Berlin
Editors: J. Mendling, F. Fournier


  • BPM
  • Cloud
  • Configurable process models
  • Process cooperation
  • Process variability
  • YAWL


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