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An automated optimisation framework for the development of re-configurable business processes: a web services approach

Vergidis, Kostas, Turner, Christopher, Alechnovic, Alex and Tiwari, Ashutosh (2015) An automated optimisation framework for the development of re-configurable business processes: a web services approach International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 28 (1). pp. 41-58.

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Abstract

The practice of optimising business processes has, until recently, been undertaken mainly as a manual task. This paper provides insight s into a n automated business process optimisation framework by using web services for the development of re - configurable business processes. The research presented here extends the framework of Vergidis (2008) by introducing web services as a mechanism for facilitating business process interactions, identifying enhancements to support business processes and undertaking three case studies to evaluate the proposed enhancements. The featured case studies demonstrate that an increase in the amount of available web services gives rise to improvements in the business processes generated. This research highlights an increase in the efficiency of the algorithm and the quality of the business proc ess designs that result from the enhancements . Future research directio ns are proposed for the further improvement of the framework

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Vergidis, Kostas
Turner, Christopherchristopher.turner@surrey.ac.uk
Alechnovic, Alex
Tiwari, Ashutosh
Date : 2015
DOI : 10.1080/0951192X.2013.814159
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing on 23 July 2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0951192X.2013.814159
Uncontrolled Keywords : web service, business process, optimisation
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 19 Jul 2018 11:23
Last Modified : 03 Aug 2018 10:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/848753

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