Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Classical workflow notations primarily support monolithic processes. They are able to describe the lifecycle of individual cases and allow for hierarchical decomposition. Unfortunately, real-life processes are fragmented and are often composed of separate but intertwined life-cycles running at different speeds and coping with different levels of granularity. The proclets framework was one of the first formalisms to acknowledge this. Proclets are lightweight interacting processes that can be used to divide complex entangled processes into simple fragments and, in doing so, place increased emphasis on interaction related aspects of workflows.