Data Modeling of Wf-XML Resource Model for Run-Time Integration of Workflow Engine

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Executive Summary

A series of business process in which customers, suppliers, business partners co-operate one another and share information can be frequently found in e-commerce. Wf-XML (Workflow-XML) is the language defining XML-based protocol suggested for the mutual interoperability of workflow engine, as an asynchronous web service protocol. The paper suggests the model facilitating business partners to comprehend the workflow for their interoperability and cooperation by modeling the resource model provided by Wf-XML through UML diagram in order to interoperability different workflow engines. This paper defines the mapping rule to convert Wf-XML document to UML class diagram and collaboration diagram, and suggests a technique to model each entity of Wf-XML resource model to a class diagram and the interaction between entities to a collaboration diagram.

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