INTEGRATING WORKFLOW EXTENSIONS INTO A PROCESS-INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Michalis Miatidis, Matthias Jarke

Abstract

Design is one of the most complex and creative tasks undertaken by chemical engineers. The early production stages of chemical design require an adequate support because of their critical impact on the competitiveness of the final products, as well as their environmental impact. In cooperation with researchers and industries from the chemical engineering domain, we have created an integrated flowsheet-centered environment for the support of the early stages of design. In order to address the global need for enterprise integration observed in today’s highly competitive global economy, we had to make our system more aware of further organizational aspects of the executed processes. As a solution to this challenge, we integrated a number of workflow extensions into our environment. These extensions enabled it to provide its method guidance further across the inter- and intra-enterprise environment of our enacted processes, with the future goal of seamless inter-operating with other external systems of the overall enterprise environment. In this paper, after capturing the rationale behind the need for this integration, we successively describe the integrated environment and detail the extensions employed. Finally, we illustrate our approach on a small case study from our experience.

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Miatidis M. and Jarke M. (2005). INTEGRATING WORKFLOW EXTENSIONS INTO A PROCESS-INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING . In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pages 255-260. DOI: 10.5220/0002522602550260


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@conference{iceis05,
author={Michalis Miatidis and Matthias Jarke},
title={INTEGRATING WORKFLOW EXTENSIONS INTO A PROCESS-INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2005},
pages={255-260},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002522602550260},
isbn={972-8865-19-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - INTEGRATING WORKFLOW EXTENSIONS INTO A PROCESS-INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
SN - 972-8865-19-8
AU - Miatidis M.
AU - Jarke M.
PY - 2005
SP - 255
EP - 260
DO - 10.5220/0002522602550260