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Flexible Social Workflows: Collaborations as Human Architecture
March-April 2012 (vol. 16 no. 2)
pp. 72-77
Christoph Dorn, University of California, Irvine
Richard N. Taylor, University of California, Irvine
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna

Human process involvement has gained momentum in recent years, but the proposed mechanisms can't efficiently adapt Web-scale collaborative workflows. Here, the authors describe collaborative problem solving and its integration with process-support systems as an architecture comprising human components and connectors. This modeling of coordination and execution roles enables reasoning on workflow flexibility and appropriate adaptation actions.

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Index Terms:
collaboration patterns, crowdsourcing, human architecture, social workflow
Citation:
Christoph Dorn, Richard N. Taylor, Schahram Dustdar, "Flexible Social Workflows: Collaborations as Human Architecture," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 72-77, March-April 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.33
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