Over the past few years, the artifact-centric approach to workflow modeling has been beneficially evidenced for both academic and industrial researches. This approach not only provides a rich insight to key business data and their evolution through business processes, but also allows business and IT stakeholders to have a single unified view of the processes. There are several studies on the modeling and its theoretical aspects; however, the possible realization of this approach in a particular technology is still in its fancy stage. Recently, there exist proposals to achieve such realization by converting from artifact-centric model to activity-centric model that can be implemented on existing workflow management systems. We argue that this approach has several drawbacks as the transformation, which is unidirectional, poses loss of information. In this paper, we propose a framework for the realization of artifact-centric business processes in service-oriented architecture achieving a fully automated mechanism that can realize the artifact-centric model without performing model transformation. A comprehensive discussion and comparison of our framework and other existing works are also presented.
Lecture notes in computer science: proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2012), Busan, South Korea, 15-18 April 2012 / Sang-goo Lee, Zhiyong Peng, Xiaofang Zhou, Yang-Sae Moon, Rainer Unland and Jaesoo Yoo (eds.),
Part 1, vol. 7238, pp. 63-78