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What do we do now? Workflows for an unpredictable world

What do we do now? Workflows for an unpredictable world
What do we do now? Workflows for an unpredictable world
Workflow systems permit organization of many individual subtasks into a cohesive whole, in order to accomplish a specific mission. For many government and business missions, these systems are used to manage repetitive processes, such as large data-processing and exploitation pipelines. Government missions with strong interactions with the real world are extremely dynamic, as are all missions dealing with error-prone or changing data streams. We contribute a vision for discovery of new steps in adaptive workflow systems, suitability functions that can discover candidate alternatives, and a way forward for sourcing options for decision-makers, without the strong assumptions required by previous work. As data-processing workflows are shared, the sharing entities may find that certain parts of the workflow must be adapted to the new environment of mission. Extremely dynamic environments call for capabilities that support agile operations and pipeline sharing by making it possible to choose relevant actions when a situation invalidates the assumptions of current execution. We adapt some work in schema matching towards this problem, citing key differences between the two sets of challenges.
Adaptive workflows; , exchanging pipelines, Dynamic workflows; , Business process; , Matching, Usability
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Allen, M David
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Chapman, Adriane
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Blaustein, Barbara
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Mak, Lisa
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Allen, M David
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Chapman, Adriane
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Blaustein, Barbara
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Mak, Lisa
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Allen, M David, Chapman, Adriane, Blaustein, Barbara and Mak, Lisa (2015) What do we do now? Workflows for an unpredictable world. Future Generation Computer Systems, 42, 1-10. (doi:10.1016/j.future.2014.08.004).

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Abstract

Workflow systems permit organization of many individual subtasks into a cohesive whole, in order to accomplish a specific mission. For many government and business missions, these systems are used to manage repetitive processes, such as large data-processing and exploitation pipelines. Government missions with strong interactions with the real world are extremely dynamic, as are all missions dealing with error-prone or changing data streams. We contribute a vision for discovery of new steps in adaptive workflow systems, suitability functions that can discover candidate alternatives, and a way forward for sourcing options for decision-makers, without the strong assumptions required by previous work. As data-processing workflows are shared, the sharing entities may find that certain parts of the workflow must be adapted to the new environment of mission. Extremely dynamic environments call for capabilities that support agile operations and pipeline sharing by making it possible to choose relevant actions when a situation invalidates the assumptions of current execution. We adapt some work in schema matching towards this problem, citing key differences between the two sets of challenges.

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 August 2014
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 August 2014
Published date: 2015
Keywords: Adaptive workflows; , exchanging pipelines, Dynamic workflows; , Business process; , Matching, Usability
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 411095
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/411095
ISSN: 0167-739X
PURE UUID: 478e76d6-2880-4c71-bb8d-745d625803d0
ORCID for Adriane Chapman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3814-2587

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Date deposited: 14 Jun 2017 16:31
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 18:08

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