Date of Award
Masters of Science (Research)
Cork Institute of Technology
Dr. Jeanne Stynes
In the last two decades, technology has become available that not only allows certain activities of a business process to be automated, but also allows a business process itself to be automatically managed. A Workflow Management System assigns the work, passes it on, and tracks its progress. This technology is called Workflow. Workflow is the automation and formal management of a business process.
Many commercial and open-source Workflow Management Systems are available. However, the cost and technical difficulty in implementing either can be excessively high. The primary contribution of this work is to prove that building a workflow engine is a viable option when compared to the cost and complexity of implementing commercial or open source products.
Rushe, Patrick, "Building a Declarative Workflow Engine" (2005). Theses [online].
Available at: https://sword.cit.ie/allthe/687