Design and implementation of a distributed workflow management system: METUFlow

Dogac A., Gokkoca E., Arpinar S., Koksal P., Cingil I., Arpinar B., ...More

NATO Advanced Study Institute on Workflow ManagementSystems (WFMS), İstanbul, Turkey, 12 - 21 August 1997, vol.164, pp.61-91 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 164
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-91
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Workflows are activities involving the coordinated execution of multiple tasks performed by different processing entities, mostly in distributed heterogeneous environments which are very common in enterprises of even moderate complexity. Centralized workflow systems fall short to meet the demands of such environments.