Old Dominion University, U.S.A.
Title: Modeling and Analysis Techniques for Cross-Organizational Workflow Systems: State of the Art
Professor Lida Xu is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of an engineering journal entitled Enterprise Information Systems with 2009 Impact Factor of 2.809. He also served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions SMC, IEEE Systems Journal, and many other journals. He serves as the Founding Chair of IFIP TC8 WG8.9 and IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Enterprise Systems. He is a Changjiang Chair Professor designated by the Chinese Ministry of Education and an Eminent Professor at Old Dominion University, USA.
Emerging e-business, e-commerce, and virtual enterprises are leading to the trend of managing workflows across organizational boundaries. A cross-organizational workflow is generally comprised of intra-organizational workflows and inter-organization workflows. The modeling techniques for the intra-organizational workflows are relatively matured, they are briefly reviewed and contrasted to show their strong points and weaknesses. The inter-organizational workflow emphasizes more on combining the workflows of different partners together and reconciling the relationships between them. In this speech, some techniques are summarized, and some interesting research issues in the area are discussed in both technical and managerial perspectives.