Workflow technology is becoming the key technology for business process modeling, reengineering and automating. During the workflow specification, enactment and administration, there may appear various types of metadata about workflow specifications and instances. A repository manager is, therefore, necessary to store and manage these metadata. In this paper, a workflow metamodel is proposed first. Then the requirements of repository support for workflows are explored and analyzed. Based on the requirements, an object oriented design for the repository manager is presented.
Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Technology of Object-Oriented Language and Systems (TOOLS 31), Nanjing, China, 22-25 September 1999 / Jian Chen, Jian Lu, Bertrand Meyer (eds.),