Today Paul, Martin Henkel, Birger, and myself submitted a project proposal to the Swedish Research Council.
Title: Service Oriented Systems Architecture for Knowledge Intensive Processes
Abstract: Software support for well structured business processes is today
provided through workflow technology and process management tools. Tailored to
support well structured processes, these tools provide only poor support for loosely
structured work activities such as knowledge intensive processes. Knowledge intensive
processes are heavily reliant on professional knowledge, deal with large amounts of data,
and tasks that can be redone several times. The purpose of the project is to bring together
state-of-the-art research in business process management systems and knowledge management
to design an open service oriented architecture for supporting knowledge intensive processes.
This architecture will enable flexible process enactment, configurable and context-aware user
interfaces, and service based task support.