Software Distribution Environments for Workflow Management Systems - The Case of MQ Series Workflow

R. Anzböck, S. Dustdar, and H. Gall (UK)


Software Distribution Environment, Workflow Management Systems, Software architecture


Workflow Management Systems (WfMS) are increasingly gaining importance as a main building block for intra- and inter-organizational information systems, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), as well as for Business-to-Business (B2B) systems on the Internet. WfMS are complex and require Software Distribution Environments (SDEs) for managing configuration, distribution, and deployment of their components. However, few research papers can be found in scientific literature that deal with SDEs for WfMS. This paper discusses architectural issues of SDEs in this context and presents a prototypical SDE architecture for MQ Series Workflow, a Workflow Management System.

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